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M. Stevens-David Book Review: "The Monster Under My Web" By Charlene Gresham
By Martha Stevens-David
Mar 11, 2015 - 7:03:15 AM

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"The Monster Under My Web" By Charlene Gresham is a well-illustrated, colorful children's story about Annabel a spider who lives a corner of the ceiling in little Jimmy's bedroom.

Annabel is always dressed in her pink ballet slippers and pink tutu and is very happy until the day comes when Jimmy receives a present that frightens Annabel and she doesn't know what to do about the present.

She descends from her web one night to face the cause of her fears and learns a valuable lesson: that taking a closer look at the things that frightens you might just make you see them in a new and less-scary way.

I found the short story charming and especially loved the stories' rhymes as I'm certain a child would too.

Lovely and interesting.

Would I recommend this book to others? YES!

Martha Stevens-David.
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Charlene Gresham is a grandmother and retired schoolteacher who likes to write stories for children. She has faced her own fears and self-doubts successfully, becoming a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a certified scuba diver, stained-glass artist and a world traveler. She lives with her husband near Houston, Texas. This is her second children's book. For more information, visit

"The Monster Under My Web"
By Charlene Gresham
Published 6/18/2014
ISBN: 978-1-4969-1973-1
20 pages
Softcover $18

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