Monsters Eat Whiny Children

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Monsters Eat Whiny Children

By Bruce Eric Kaplan

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9781416986898, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2010

This cautionary tale about whiny children being eaten by monsters is upended when the monsters cannot decide how best to prepare their meal. A whiny child salad doesn't work because there's paprika in the dressing. A whiny child cake won't do because the flour spills all over the floor. Whiny child burgers are out of the question because the grill is too hard to light. When the persnickety monsters finally decide that whiny child cucumber sandwiches are the perfect solution, their whiny children have escaped. At least the children have learned their lesson...for now.

About the Author
Bruce Eric Kaplan, known for his distinctive, off-beat single-panel cartoons, has been a "New Yorker" cartoonist for more than ten years. He is also a television writer and was an executive producer for the acclaimed HBO series "Six Feet Under", as well as a writer on "Seinfeld" (funnily enough, one of his most well-known episodes is one where Elaine becomes increasingly frustrated over what she takes to be an utterly nonsensical "New Yorker" cartoon).

He has authored and illustrated seven adult titles for Simon & Schuster: the cult classic "The Cat That Changed My Life"; the collections "I Love You, I Hate You, I'm Hungry"; "No One You Know"; and "This Is a Bad Time"; and three titles featuring the wonderfully neurotic Brooklyn couple Edmund and Rosemary: "Every Person on the Planet", "Edmund and Rosemary Go to Hell", and "Everything Is Going to Be Okay". Bruce is also the author and illustrator of three picture books: "Monsters Eat Whiny Children", "Cousin Irv from Mars", and Meaniehead". He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.