The Zoey and Sassafras series has been by far the most engaging and enjoyable chapter books that we have read together so far. It features a clever, independent young girl of color, her brilliant mother, her adorable cat, and many fantastical tales that combine and cultivate a whimsical imagination and a deep love and wonder for science and all the many ways that it interweaves itself into our daily life. The books encourage exploration of the natural world around us, but they also spark imaginative play, and, of course, teach many wonderful lessons along the way.
In each book, Zoey performs at least one experiment that is easily replicated at home, almost always with items you would already have around your kitchen. It’s such a fun way to bring another level of immersion and learning to these fantastic books. It has been really neat for my child to see Zoey’s experiments in action.
As of writing this, we have just finished book 4 out of 6 currently published in the series. Asia Citro’s books are so well written and enjoyable that I find myself absolutely treasuring our reading time together on a whole new level whenever Zoey and Sassafras are on our reading menu. Not only have I eagerly bought the whole set—one book at a time as we finished them off—but I’ve found that my child is extra eager to dive into chapter books now.
Oh—and the illustrations are ADORABLE.
I can not praise these books highly enough, and I am so relieved and excited to see that she is working on a 7th book to be released later this year.
Monsters and Mold: Zoey and Sassafras, Book 2 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
©2017 Asia Citro (P)2020 by the Innovation Press
Enjoy a free audiobook + more
- One credit a month to pick any title from our entire premium selection to keep (you’ll use your first credit now).
- Unlimited listening on select audiobooks, Audible Originals, and podcasts.
- You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
- $14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel online anytime.
Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Join or create book clubs
Choose books together
Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
People who viewed this also viewed
Page 1 of 1Start OverPage 1 of 1
People who bought this also bought
Page 1 of 1Start OverPage 1 of 1
|Listening Length||1 hour|
|Audible.com Release Date||January 19, 2021|
|Publisher||The Innovation Press|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#65,170 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#119 in Dragons & Mythical Creatures Fantasy for Children
#156 in Fiction Chapter Books for Children
#293 in Animal Action & Adventure for Children
4.9 out of 5
637 global ratings
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2018
My daughter adores these books. They make her laugh out loud. The author makes the scientific method accessible and interesting for a 5.5 year old. Zoey is a strong role model and has good positive self talk. Her mom encourages her to figure things out on her own but gives her support when she’s stumped. In this one, the monster isn’t scary and is scared of Sassafras. At one point he hides in a tree and my daughter wants to look at that photo over and over. She laughs every time.
4 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2021
We LOVE this book. Great characters, great science integrated throughout, a fun story that my child wants to hear again and again. My only critique in this book and #2 in the series is a few times that Zoey is trying not to cry, or to stop someone else from crying, or to hide her tears from a parent. I don’t like that message. But really my only criticism!
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2017
This is my son's favorite of the Zoey and Sassafras series! As with Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras) , Zoey leads kids on an exciting adventure of science. We paired this book with a chapter from Asia's book The Curious Kid's Science Book: 100+ Creative Hands-On Activities for Ages 4-8 on mold and my son is loving it. We are homeschoolers and this is a great way to learn science! Thanks, Asia!
One person found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2017
We loved this and even felt the need to do an experiment of our own after reading. We had bags of moldy bread taped to a window for a week and my child instigated the whole thing! These books are amazing.
2 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2020
LOVE THESE BOOKS! These nooks have turned my daughter onto reading and a career in science or teaching science. These books exploded her imagination into every dimension- she draws her own magical creatures. Buy. These. Books. Now.
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2021
I haven’t finished it, but my students are enjoying it. I’ve realized my usual go-to’s (ivy & Bean, Magic Treehouse, Mercy Watson, etc.) all feature white characters so I needed to switch it up.
Top reviews from other countries
Good bookReviewed in the United Kingdom on March 9, 2019
fantastic books evolving imagination animals and science. Good for girls and boys
Excellent seriesReviewed in Canada on March 5, 2019
This series is fantastic. I couldn’t recommend it enough. My almost four year old loved them and I loved to read them with her!!! I only hope more come out soon because we finished them all in A VERY short period of time.
Sehr empfehlenswert!!!Reviewed in Germany on June 28, 2017
Eine lustige interessante Geschichte über ein selbstbewusstes Mädchen mit eine guten Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Herangehen an Problemen. Mein Sohn (6) liebt die Geschichten und ich kann es kaum erwarten sie meiner Tochter vorlesen zu dürfen.