He's Been a Monster All Day

He's Been a Monster All Day

By Denise Brennan-Nelson; Cyd Moore (Illustrator)

Sleeping Bear Press, Hardcover, 9781585368273, 1pp.

Publication Date: April 2013

After an especially "busy" day, a preschool-age boy overhears his mother say, "He's been a monster all day." So the little boy starts to fantasize about what life as a monster would be like. "I wonder why Mommy thinks that of me? / I guess if she does then a monster I'll be / I'm big and strong / I grumble and growl / and scare people off / with a sneer and a scowl. / Being a monster is fun " There are no rules to remember or manners to follow. And monsters can stay out as late as they please, scaring everyone away. As it turns out, being a monster isn't all it's cracked up to be. No one wants to be friends with a monster. And who will read a story and tuck a monster into bed? Maybe being a little boy isn't such a bad thing after all.

About the Author
Monroe, Mike

Cyd Moore is the illustrator of many picture books, among them the best-selling I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt and its sequel, It's Time for School, Stinky Face. She lives in Beverly Hills, Michigan.