Just before midnight, on the night of a full moon, a young barber stays out past his bedtime to go to work. Although his customers are mostly regulars, they are anything but normal-after all, even monsters need haircuts. Business is steady all night, and this barber is prepared for anything with his scissors, rotting tonic, horn polish, and stink wax. It's a tough job, but someone's got to help these creatures maintain their ghoulish good looks.
Perfect for Halloween, this is a hilarious story about a boy who follows in his father's footsteps . . . in his own monstrously unique way.
MATTHEW McELLIGOTT is the author of several books for children, including The Lion's Share, Absolutely Not, and Backbeard and the Birthday Suit. He teaches at Sage College and also visits elementary schools around the country.
Even Monsters Need Haircuts 4.7 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
"Even Monsters Need Haircuts" is a fun picture book targeted to second graders and younger. The story is about a boy whose father is a town barber. Imitating his father, the boy has his own barber shop...of a different sort. Once a month, accompanied by his customer Vlad (as in Vlad Dracula), the the barbershop serves only monsters.
His customers include classic monsters like Frankenstein (he gets a flat top), Wolfman (not an easy cut), and others like a skeleton (the boy has trouble figuring out what to do with this one). My 6-year-old's favorites were Cyclops and Medusa.
At the end of the night, the boy and his friends put everything away, including the rotting tonic, horn polish, and especially the shamp-ewww.
The art is colorful, bright and cheerful. The monsters are cartoonish and friendly, so there's no concern of any overt fright.
The book would be a perfect Halloween time purchase.
I received this book from the Goodreads First Reads program.
More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my PK-3rd graders, and they all loved it. The illustrations are fantastic and there are so many little details that are fun to point out to the children. A great interactiv Halloween book!
More than 1 year ago
My five year old and three year old girls love this book. The pictures are great and the story is very cute.
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