Monster Needs a Costume

ISBN: 978-1-938063-09-1
Illustrated by Wendy Grieb
List Price:
$16.95

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.

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-938063-09-1
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-938063-38-1
ISBN-10: 1-938063-07-4
Imprint: Mighty Media Kids
On Sale:
September 3, 2013
Trim Size: 10 x 10
Pages: 32
List Price: $16.95
Ages: 2 to 6
Guided Reading Level: O (DRA 34)
BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations/Halloween
BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse
BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Monsters
BISAC4: JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
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Testimonials

"The mash-up of the previous costumes recalls a solution many a young reader would make and results in a most successful Halloween night. Given the jaunty flow of the story and the humorous details on every page, put this at the top of the list for unscary options come October. "

Kirkus Reviews

"First-timers Czajak and Grieb pair up for a gently funny story about a boy and his furry blue monster, who can’t decide what to wear for Halloween. ...  Czajak’s rhymes give the story energy and humor, as do Grieb’s digital caricatures, which emphasize the comedy of Monster’s cowboy ambitions and attempts to be a stealthy ninja—not easy when 'he’s nearly nine feet tall.' Outside-the-box thinkers should enjoy the lighthearted ending, as Monster proves that sometimes one costume isn’t enough."

Publishers Weekly

"Jaunty rhymes are paired with slick animation-style cartoon artwork that depicts a not-too-frightening fuzzy beast with sharp teeth, long claws, yellow horns, and a winning smile. The cadenced text and humorous illustrations work well together for a lighthearted read-aloud. An additional purchase for collections in which soft-on-the-scary Halloween tales are in high demand."

School Library Journal

2015
Best Picture Book Series - Silver
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
2013
Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Winner
Mom’s Choice Awards®