It’s almost Halloween, and Monster needs to decide what he’s going to be. With so many options — a fireman, a ballerina, a cowboy, a ninja—how will he ever decide? In this playful, rhyming story, Monster shows young readers that sometimes being creative and daring to try something new are the best solutions.
About the Author
Paul Czajak got an F with the words “get a tutor” on his college writing paper and, after that, he never thought he’d become a writer. But after spending twenty years as a chemist, he knew his creativity could no longer be contained. Paul lives in New Jersey with his wife and two little monsters. In addition to the Monster & Me™ series, he's also the author of Seaver the Weaver, a contributor to The Huffington Post, and a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books.
Wendy Grieb is a professional working in the Los Angeles animation industry and teaching animation. She is also an Annie Award-winning storyboard artist, who has worked as a developmental artist, illustrator, and character designer for companies such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Sony, Klasky-Csupo, White Wolf, and more. She lives in Yorba Linda, California.
Read an Excerpt
Just then he dashed into his room, "I know what I can do!"
And with a toothy grin he said, “I thought of something new!”
He quickly put his costume on and gave a raucous roar.
He hurtled down the steps, and then he bounded out the door.
What People are Saying About This
"The bouncy rhymes and childlike enthusiasm of the monster in this storyplus his silly ultimate costume decisionare sure to get young kids giggling." Brian Lies, author of Bats at the Ball Game
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I think there is a little bit of Monster is all of us. Monster has a difficult time with options: he gets a bit over excited with all the options that are available to him, how to choose among all the options and then committing to his choice. I read this story to a couple of my classes this week and they really enjoyed it. They begged me to read it again and they laughed and laughed at the illustrations. I love seeing this kind of excitement over a storybook. In this rhyming story, Monster is having hard time deciding what costume to wear this year for Halloween. With Halloween just around the corner, he tries a couple options but after wearing the costume for a while he changes his mind and he moves on to another option. Oh, they are all great options for a big blue monster with horns and sharp teeth. I especially like monster as a dancer, he was definitely cute with his tutu on, doing all his dance moves on the kitchen floor, unfortunately that didn’t end too well for monster. The pictures are comical and the colors are bright and outstanding which brings this children’s book to life. The boy in the story tries to help monster as best as he can. In the end, monster makes the best costume ever as the boy and monster head out the door for a night or trick-or-treating
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