Family Book Club: Alex and The Lazy Monster

Alex and The Lazy Monster


Written by: Vanessa A. Newman

I have lazy days, everyone does. This book is all about a lazy day that lasts longer than a day. Alex and The Lazy Monster has colorful illustrations, that my daughter enjoyed studying. You will enjoy reading what happens when Alex decides to stop being a couch potato, and starts getting active. This is a great way to motivate your little one to put down the screen.


Here are some questions to get your minds thinking, after you read this book as a family:


1. What do you think of the lazy monster?

2. Do you ever feel lazy?

3. What is your favorite outdoor activity?

4. What is your favorite indoor, non-electronic, activity?

5. Did Alex look happier when he was lazy or active?

6. What illustration is your favorite and why?

7. What does the cover tell you about the book?

8. Do you feel better when you are active or lazy?

9. What did the lazy monster do that made you laugh?



Alex and The Lazy Monster is a great way to talk about turning off electronics and moving your body. Being active everyday is important for the whole family. Show, and tell, your children how you are active each day and talk to them about what they can do. Give them ideas of ways they can be active, both physically and intellectually, inside and outside each day. Make a list and hang it somewhere in the house so they can look at it when they are bored. Then they won’t have to think of ways they can be active, they will just have to pick one.


You can purchase this wonderful book here: Alex and The Lazy Monster


Happy Reading!


Megan Pighetti


Author of Fairy-Tailed Wish – Available on Amazon


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