September 8, 2010

I Need a Monster by Amanda Noll

An adorable twist on scary monsters that hide under your bed, Noll's story works on reverse psychology. The story is of a little boy whose monster, named Gabe, has left a note saying he has "gone fishing for a week" and now the little boy is on a hunt for a new monster so he can go to sleep.

"How would I ever get to sleep without Gabe's familiar scary noises and his spooky green ooze? It was no use. Gabe would be gone for a week and I just had to have a monster."

The little boy tests out different "substitute" monsters. But none of them are quite scary enough for him. None of them are Gabe.

If you know a child who is having a lot of trouble with monsters hiding under their bed or in their closet, Noll's book would be a perfect read. It makes scary monsters a treat, not just terror.

BOOK #: 56
RATING: 4.5 Stars
FOR CHALLENGES: Young Readers, 100+ in 2010
GENRE: Children's Picture Book
PUBLISHER: Flashlight Press (c) 2009
HEY, FCC!: I borrowed this book.


  1. Sounds like a cute book. The cover is adorable!

  2. Sounds like an absolutely adorable book.

  3. SOunds great. Going to get it for my little one for when he is older.

  4. What a great cover! You should check out the book Day and NIght. It's a picture book for kids about Day and Night talking to one another and trying to figure out what they are all about! It's adorable.!

  5. This one looks sooooo cute!! Gotta add it to the list to check at the library!


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