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The Monster at Recess is an entertaining read that offers a lesson about bullying and being happy with who you are for young readers. With an eye-catching cover and characters that children can easily relate to, this short chapter book follows young Sophie as she struggles to fit into a grey world where everyone is the same and finally finds the courage to step outside that box to a world of color and uniqueness. The story is written on a level that children can understand without being condescending and includes some important lessons on cliques, bullying, standing out, and friendship that kids of all ages can identify with.