Mostly Monty is the story of a shy first grader afflicted by asthma. Because of his condition, Monty can't run and play with the other children. He also can't have a pet. However, Monty finds ways to overcome his sickness. He adopts a caterpillar, finds a hobby, and makes new friends.
This easy chapter book speaks to some of the struggles and worries of a typical first grader. The story fits the intended audience with calm conflict and encouraging stories. The vocabulary can be a little tricky in places, but it is a perfect chapter book for parents and children to read together with parents giving word prompts where necessary.