Believe It or Not, My Brother Has a Monster! (Hardcover)

By Kenn Nesbitt, David Slonim (Illustrator)

Cartwheel Books, 9780545650595, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2015

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


From one scary monster to ten disgusting slugs and everything in between, this spooky rhyming story is chock-full of creepy crawlies...and one nervous little brother!

He led it home and snuck it in,

which gave me goose bumps on my skin

to see a monster standing there.

Those giant claws! That shaggy hair!

Uh-oh, this boy's older brother is up to something...he's found a monster, and he's brought him home! Now he's trying to sneak in even more terrifying creatures. What's going to happen when his parents find out?

A hilarious, side-splitting cumulative story with a monster twist of an ending from the brilliant minds of children's poet laureate Kenn Nesbitt and talented illustrator David Slonim!

About the Author

Kenn Nesbitt is the current U.S. children's poet laureate and an award-winning author of poetry for children, whose works have appeared in numerous poetry collections and school textbooks around the country. Kenn lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife and two children. You can visit him at

David Slonim's many children's books include HE CAME WITH THE COUCH, I LOATHE YOU, and MOISHE'S MIRACLE, a NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Books selection. He lives with his family in Chesterfield, Indiana. Please visit his website at