The Books

Mrs. Mo’s Monster

by Paul Beavis

One Potato Review

Wise beyond its appearance. The monster here may seem familiar, crunching and munching and chewing and scratchily wreaking havoc across Mr. and Mrs. Mo’s middle-class domicile, but “he only knew what he knew,” and how surprising is it finally when he learns to behave himself? The winning formula here includes a crafts project, cake batter, a little curiosity (the Monster’s) and a great deal of faith (from Mrs. Mo, who looks like she’s been down this block before). More rowdy marauders at the end recommend less mythical interventions.