The story is about Marvin Whiskers, a tiny mouse, and Garvin Gobble, a hairy monster—two best friends who live happily in a basement of an old home. Garvin has a unique trait: he gobbles up “bad words” – negative phrases people throw at one another while arguing. The swallowed words make him angry and cause him to grow in size. Marvin knows how to calm the monster down, but only to a certain point. 

James Allen McDonnell from Sarasota, Fl. is an author of children and Young Adult literature. He studied English and Literature at WCCC and is currently enrolled at SCTI for creative writing. James attends local writers groups and enjoys being a visiting storyteller at children’s reading day at the park. He is affiliated with Well Fed Writer Workshops, Writers Digest University and Music Wire US. Contact:

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This Week's Review - The Monster & Mouse Who Kept Bad Words From Their House - James A McDonnell

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