Ava the Monster Slayer

Ava the Monster Slayer
Author: Lisa Maggiore
Illustrator: Ross Felton
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-1-63450-151-4
Pages: 32
Price: $16.99

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As she’s geting ready for bed, Ava finds out that Piggy is in the dryer in the basement. Mom is on the phone, dad is in the garage, and big brother is too busy to get him for her. So Ava will need to brave the monsters in the basement and rescue Piggy all by herself.

Donning her superhero cape and sword, along with pink rain boots and a princess tiara, Ava marches down the basement stairs, smelling the stench of monsters hiding below. One monster has Piggy in his clutches, while another waits to devour her. Ava may be cute and wear glasses, but when Piggy needs her, she fiercely defends him. Soon those terrible monsters are running for their lives.

Presented in comic-book style, Ava the Monster Slayer is a great book for any kids who are afraid of monsters lurking in the dark. Ava is courageous and devoted to her beloved Piggy, and she won’t let anything stop her from saving him. She’s a great role model for girls in facing her fears head-on. I highly recommend this book, and hope to see more of Ava in the future.

Reviewer: Alice Berger