Monsters University Step Into Reading-Step 2: Scaring Lessons Review (Random House)

What It Is

The book Monsters University Step Into Reading—Step 2: Scaring Lessons tells the story from the movie Monsters University. Mike and Sulley are students at Monsters University, but they don't like each other. However, when they are forced to work together, they become friends. This 32-page book is written by Susan Amerikaner and illustrated by Fabio Laguna, Lori Tyminski, Adrienne Brown, Jeff Jenney, Frank Anduiza, and the Disney Storybook Artists, giving kids illustrations that look similar to what was seen in the movie.

This book is also part of Random House's Step Into Reading program. As a Step 2 book, Scaring Lessons is for children who recognize familiar words and helps them sound out new words with aural and visual cues. The book uses basic vocabulary, short sentences, and simple stories to help beginner readers feel successful when reading.

Is It Fun?

Kids who loved watching Monsters University will enjoy reading a simpler version of the story through this book. The basic vocabulary words and short sentences along with the colorful illustrations make this book a good choice for early readers.

Who It’s For

This book is for Monsters University fans ages 4–6.

What To Be Aware Of

Additional Monsters University Step Into Reading books are available and sold separately.

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  • Monsters University Step Into Reading-Step 2: Scaring Lessons published by Random House/Disney
  • Written by: Susan Amerikaner
  • Illustrated by: Disney Storybook Artists
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 4 and up