My Monster Burrufu
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My Monster Burrufu

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  132 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Seven-year-old Olivia has just moved to a new house - the same house where a lonely monster named Burrufu lives hidden in a secret attic. One night, unable to resist the smell of delicious cookies, Burrufu sneaks out and is discovered by Olivia. The two soon learn that you can find friendship in the most unexpected places. 'My Monster Burrufu' is a story of overcoming fear...more
Paperback, 102 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Petite Grande Idee
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Lisa Vegan
This is an illustrated beginning chapter book with 10 chapters in 88 pages.

I loved the illustrations. Great pictures!! So charming! They added immensely to the story, and will be especially appreciated by children who are just beginning to read chapter books.

I very much enjoyed the story; it’s delightful. There is humor and pathos and suspense, and it’s just a fun story.

I had some laugh out loud moments, particularly when Burrufu the monster was the scared one and when he was trying to be fright...more
It was fun. The 5YO wee girl liked it for the most part. The pictures were adorable, and by favorite part. Olivia is a sweet girl, and we fell in love with her. She's got a great attitude. So the agenda is prejudice. It's a good message. It's everywhere...I'm not so sure that I agree with how it ended though. It really kind of taught, that hey, if you're different you gotta leave, cause no one is going to accept you. Move on. I'd much rather believe that there are always people willing...more
"My Monster Burrufu" is a beautiful book that I would recommend to children as well as to adult people. The book has an involving story about friendship and loneliness. It has humor, action and positive messages. I wish this book is adapted into an animation film. The illustrations of the book are already fantasti
This was a cute story with cute accompanying drawings. I read it aloud to my 8-year-old daughter as her bedtime story over the course of several weeks, and she really liked the book. She said she'd give it four and a half stars. More complete review to follow.

Full review:

I have to admit, I get some warm fuzzies just by looking at the cover of this book. It seemed like a great book to read with my eight-year-old daughter, and I was not disappointed in that regard. She really seemed to eat this bo...more
My Monster Burrufu is a beautifully written book about a seven year old girl who befriends a lonely monster living in a secret attic of her new house. The little girl, Olivia, discovers the creature when he sneaks into the kitchen one night, tempted by the decadent aroma of cookies. The two develop an unlikely friendship that has to remain hush hush. The first obstacle of their friendship is getting the monster, Burrufu to trust Olivia. He has, after all, been alone for a long time. Exciting eve...more
Alice in Readerland
When Olivia spots a monster sneaking a few of her cookies, Olivia’s determined to make friends with him. Armed with spoons, and wearing a metal colander, she ventures to where he lives: in the attic of her new house. But when the flash of her camera scares the monster, which scares her and makes her bump her elbow and start to cry, she discovers something even more amazing: the monster can talk! “Shhh, shh. Please, don’t be scared,” he says. Olivia can’t help herself, she wants to hug and pet hi...more
My Monster Burrufu is a storybook about a young girl who finds more than just dust in the attic of her new home. By the way, did you know that monsters are good luck? Well, now you know.

This is an enchanting story about an outgoing, unique and friendly little girl who tries with all of her might to befriend a very reclusive monster, who just wants to be left alone in his lonely attic to write his stories and eat stolen chocolate chip cookies. The book is peppered with beautifully drawn black and...more
We follow 7-year-old Olivia, who has just moved to a new house. In it, she discovers, lives a cookie-stealing lonely monster named Burrufu. Soon they discover each other and embark on a rather strange and bumpy journey and a tale about finding friendship in the most unexpected places.

First of all, I want to say that Sorrentino's illustrations are amazing, and accompany Corral's writing perfectly. Together they have created this book, which might be the equivalence of King Kong for children. Abo...more
We meet Olivia as she is moving to the country. Her father, a writer, is looking for quiet place to write and a big, old Victorian house is just the ticket! What will Olivia discover in her new home? Will she be happy? She's not sure, but one thing she definitely didn't expect to find was a monster...

Alberto Corral does a very nice job of creating a young girl character who children will fall in love with. She's sweet, kind, giving, and makes some amazing cookies! Best of all, she's the bravest...more
Ange (MarmaladeLibby of Libby Blog) Schmelzer
When Olivia and her writer dad move to the country for peace and quiet they never expected they might meet a real, live monster! But one evening while eating cookies and drinking milk that's exactly what happens to 7 year-old Olivia.

My thoughts: I LOVED THIS! It was such a sweet read about learning to see past what people look like and to take time to get to know them before deciding whether you like them or not because you might just make your new best friend for life. I read this cover to cov...more
The Bragging
I was so excited to read this book. I thought that the cover art for this book was adorable. I was excited to discover that this book had many great pictures in it. The illustrations are so cute and have so much personality. Alessandra Sorrentino did an amazing job with pictures. With the amazing pictures and fabulous writing, I loved reading My Monster Burrufu!

The main character in this book, a little girl named Olivia was so cute! She is hyper, happy little girl with a great love of cookies. I...more
My Monster Burrufu is about the friendship and acceptance between a little girl named Olivia and the monster Burrufu who hides in her attic. At the start of the book, Oliva and her father move into a new house where, one night, Oliva comes down stairs to eat some cookies and discovers big furry paws snatching cookies from her kitchen. She is delighted to find a monster in her house and sets up a trap to capture a picture of Burrufu and this starts her wonderful, lifetime friendship with Burrufu....more
This review consists of three parts: 1. My daughter's review (she's 9), 2. My son's review (he's 5), and 3. My review (the Mom). These are excerpts; for the full review visit us at

**My Monster Burrufu by A. Corral was provided to us free-of-charge by the author.**


What I liked and disliked about it:

I liked Burrufu because he was cute and fluffy. I liked that the girl's name was Olivia because there is a girl in my class named Olivia too. I though...more
Tim Roast
[A copy of this book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.]

This book is about a girl of seven, Olivia, who moves to a new house, a house that has a secret which she stumbles across one day - the secret being a resident monster, Burrufu. She and he then becomes friends, and what seven-year-old girl doesn't want a big, friendly, furry monster to cuddle?

I liked Olivia's wide-eyed enthusiasm and inquisitive nature so typical of a little girl, and which I think would appeal to your typica...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Olivia and her father are moving to the country so he'll have a quiet place to write. Olivia wasn’t sure if she wanted to live in the country, but then she saw the house. It was a big old Victorian type with lots of rooms to snoop in and all kinds of things to discover. She just didn’t expect to discover a monster…

This author does a very nice job of creating a young girl character who never knew her mother, has a busy father, and is a...more
Miranda Sherman

Seven year old Olivia and her Father Steven have packed up and moved to the country. Steven is an author looking for a quiet place to write.

Olivia and her dog Tula are looking for fun and adventure in their new home. Late one night Olivia has a snack of cookies and milk. When Olivia forgets to put the milk away she returns to the kitchen only find a large furry monster eating the rest of Olivia’s cookies.

After learning that a monster in the house is good luck Olivia is set on befriending the mo...more
This is a great book for young readers, or for old readers reading to young listeners. Although I did feel the language in the book had words or was sometimes at a level maybe a little above the young reader it seems to be intended for (ie "a bit bohemian", "Borsalino hats", etc). I gather the book was translated and maybe it lost a little in the translation or maybe some words are more normal to those young readers to which the original language was written.

But the story is a really cute and f...more
My Review: Olivia and her dad left the big city to live in a big house in the country. In the new house Olivia felt something moved in the attic. That night while Olivia was in the kitchen she encounters Burrufu the monster. A talking monster that wears glasses and writes! It turns out that Burrufu isn’t a scary monster and Olivia couldn’t wait to befriend this monster, but he just wanted to be left alone in the attic to write his stories.

My Monster Burrufu is a well written book that would hold...more
What an amazing book! I loved it from the very first page. Amazing!

The story is so beautiful it should be a movie. The illustrations are stunning. They are completely adorable!

In My Monster Burrufu a little girl meets a monster in her attic and they become friends. It takes him a little while to warm up to her, and it is so sweet.

This story had me in tears and gave me happy chills at the end!

My Monster Burrufu is a sweet story about seven year old Olivia and her new best friend, Burrufu, who happens to be a monster. Olivia meets Burrufu on her first night in her new home, but she isn't frightened by him, because her father has told her that a monster in the house is good luck. Burrufu is a loner who prefers to keep away from people, but Olivia slowly wins him over, and for the first time in a very long time, Burrufu finds himself enjoying human company. Then Olivia's father discover...more
Okay, so this book took me a ridiculously long time to read. I got about three quarters of the way through and then didn't pick it up again for a while. I won this in a first reads contest and I'm glad I did.

The story is about a monster named Burrufu and a little girl named Olivia becoming friends. Olivia first meets Burrufu because he steals some of the cookies that she has made. At first Burrufu was hesitant to become friends with Olivia because he wanted to be left alone to write his novels....more
My Monster Burrufu is a charming book about a young girl, Olivia, and her monstrous discovery!

Geared toward ages 8-12, My Monster Burrufu is adorable and I think perfect for reading to younger child as well. This chapter book already features an inviting and charming story full of humor and love, but also includes the most adorable illustrations form artist Alessandra Sorrentino. It's a great book about not judging others by the appearance, and my nine year old daughter and I both have really en...more
The story by Alberto Corral is about a little girl named Olivia who moves to a new house and discovers a monster named Burrufu living in a secret attic. It's a charming story about their friendship, one with some surprises as the monster has some secrets of its own.

The illustrations from Alessandra Sorrentino are so beautiful I want to squeeze them.

The book's an enjoyable read. Recommended.

You can check out the website for My Monster Burrufu for more information. There's also a Burrufu facebook...more
With Christmas on it's way, My Monster Burrufu by Alberto Corral would make for an excellent stocking stuffer or gift for your child! This is an enchanting story about an outgoing, unique and friendly little girl who tries with all of her might to befriend a very reclusive monster, who just wants to be left alone in his lonely attic to write his stories and eat stolen chocolate chip cookies. The book is filled with beautifully drawn black and white illustrations.

This story has a very important c...more
Alexis Allinson
A sweet story about finding friendship between what should be the most opposite of personalities to each other. Olivia is a strong, sweet child who refuses to allow a monster in the attic remain alone, unwanted and unloved. Through his love of writing and her love of reading they have a kinship unlike any other. A must read for children ages 7 and up.
Marinela Diaz
I highly recommend this book to children of all ages. Yes, ALL AGES. I downloaded a free copy of this 3 weeks ago at Amazon. I downloaded for the sole purpose of reading this to my 25-month old son. But it was left unread until I opened it 3 nights ago. I couldn't stop reading! It was well written. Excellent use of words and the illustration is really nice. Olivia and Burrufu won my heart! :)
Sandra Stiles
I absolutely loved this book. I had planned on reading it and sending it to a teacher for her classroom. She is trying to build up a classroom library. I have held onto the book for quite a while. I’ve re-read it three times.

Olivia has so much love in her heart. When she discovers a monster living in her attic she decides to make him her friend. He is too busy writing books to be her friend. She keeps visiting him until she wins him over. Now all she has to do is convince the world that he is ok...more
Elvina Barclay
Being afraid may be expected of a normal 7 year old, but Olivia Norby is no ordinary 7 year old. When she and her father move to a new house in a small down, Olivia discovers that someone or something else is already living there. In the attic is living a 7 foot tall, cookie loving, monster who, like her dad Steve, is a writer. Burrufo and Olivia become friends even though most people would be afraid.
This is a great book for parents to share with their children and for children to read for thems...more
Tessa Stockton
Adorable. My 7-yr-old son loved it. We enjoyed reading this story together. My Monster Burrufu also contains a message involving differences, judgment, friendship, and hope. Pictures topped it off - even on an eReader.
Lynie Carmona
For it genre

For a children's book, this was pretty good. the plot was well-rounded, the morals were there, and the illustrations were cute and adorable. for free, I definitely didn't mind Dow loading this
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Spanish born Alberto Corral is an animator at DreamWorks Animation Studio whose film credits include titles such as ‘Planet 51’(2009), ‘Shrek Forever After’ (2010), ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ (2011) and ‘Madagascar 3’ (2012) amongst others.

In 2009, after he moved to Los Angeles, Alberto started to develop other artistic areas such as screenwriting, film directing and in 2011 he published his first novel, ‘...more
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