This Monster Cannot Wait!

This Monster Cannot Wait! Cover

This Monster Cannot Wait!

By Bethany Barton

Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803737792, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2013

Irrepressible Stewart the monster is back, and he has big news: He's going camping in five days But if he could just change the clocks, build a time machine, or make this book move faster, he could go camping NOW. Of course, Stewart's parents know that good things come to those who wait and eventually Stewart will learn that, too.
In this hilarious follow-up to "This Monster Needs a Haircut," Bethany Barton channels her inner preschooler and shows readers that even the most exuberant, enthusiastic, in-the-moment monsters can be persuaded to wait. Eventually.

About the Author
bethany bARTon is an author and illustrator whose debut picture book, "This Monster Needs a Haircut", was published in July 2012. She sat at the theater geeks table in middle school.

Praise For This Monster Cannot Wait!

"Toothy and unkempt, with wild eyes and a temper tantrum of a roar—“I wanna go camping NOW!”—Stewart fully embodies a preschooler who has not yet mastered the art of waiting. Barton’s sprawling, hand-lettered text and its buoyant placement match the urgency of Stewart’s desperation." - Kirkus Reviews

"The sprawling text printed in capital letters emphasizes Stewart’s impatience, and the quirky ink and Photoshop illustrations add many humorous moments to the story." - School Library Journal