I Need My Monster

By Noll, Amanda & McWilliam, Howard

Publishers Summary:
A unique monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers, this picture book relies on the power of humor over fear, appeals to a child’s love for creatures both alarming and absurd, and glorifies the scope of a child’s imagination. One night, when Ethan checks under his bed for his monster, Gabe, he finds a note from him instead: "Gone fishing. Back in a week." Ethan knows that without Gabe’s familiar nightly scares he doesn't stand a chance of getting to sleep, so Ethan interviews potential substitutes to see if they've got the right equipment for the job—pointy teeth, sharp claws, and a long tail—but none of them proves scary enough for Ethan. When Gabe returns sooner than expected from his fishing trip, Ethan is thrilled. It turns out that Gabe didn't enjoy fishing because the fish scared too easily.

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ISBN
978-0-97997-462-5
Publisher
Flashlight Press


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2009

Gr 1-3 When Ethan's resident "under the bed" monster named Gabe takes an unexpected vacation, a host of substitutes applies to fill in for him. However, none meet the boy's very picky requirements. Noll has great fun describing the interview process: "Do you have long teeth and scratchy claws?" Ethan asks the first candidate, Herbert. "No, but ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Ethan's under-the-bed monster has "Gone Fishing." Missing the creature's familiar "ragged breathing," "nose-whistling," and "spooky green ooze,"...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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