Monster's New Undies (Hardcover)

By Samantha Berger, Tad Carpenter (Illustrator)

Orchard Books, 9780545879736, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 27, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

These are my undies!
A sweet work of art!
Uh-oh! My undies!
They just fell apart.


Monster is JUST FINE with his old undies, thank you very much. But when his undies fall apart, what's a monster to do? His mommy takes him shopping, of course! But finding the perfect pair of undies is not going to be easy. . .

Come on already!
Can't you just see?
There are no new undies
just right for me.


Uh-oh! Will monster ever find the perfect pair of undies? With hilarious rhymes from the celebrated author of Crankenstein, Samantha Berger, and bright and innovative illustrations from Tad Carpenter, this bouncy tale of self-reliance is full of warmth and humor.


"Sheer monstrous fun." --Briana Shemroske, Booklist


About the Author

Samantha Berger is the award-winning author of Crankenstein, Snoozefest, Martha Doesn't Say Sorry, and over eighty books for young readers. She also writes cartoons and does voice-overs. Samantha splits her time between New York City and sunny California. Visit her online at samanthaberger.com.



Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator, writer, and educator. Tad co-runs a design and branding studio Carpenter Collective with his wife and partner Jessica Carpenter. Tad has written and illustrated over a dozen books intended for people of all ages, including the I Say, You Say series as well as Sad Santa. Tad lives in Kansas City, Missouri.


Praise For Monster's New Undies

Praise for Monster's New Undies:
"If only every underwear shopping trip ended in such satisfaction." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Carpenter’s doe-eyed figures, thick black lines, and textured backdrops are as eye-catching as they are expressive...[Berger's] uproarious rhymes, sprinkled with ballooned asides and emphatic capital letters, demand to be read aloud...Sheer monstrous fun." --Booklist

Praise for Crankenstein:
"Berger...has a well-honed sense of comic timing that little kids find hilarious, and Crankenstein, with its many exclamation marks, growls and grumbles should unleash the actor in any adult kind enough to read it aloud." -- New York Times

"Expect many re-read requests from Crankensteins who may (or may not) recognize themselves." -- Publishers Weekly

"Will the creature ever turn from "MEHHRRRR!" to merry? Youngsters will roar along with Crankenstein through this silly and sympathetic story of grumpy-grouchies."
-- School Library Journal

"Whoa. Be prepared for the intense frustrations, the moody outbursts and the green scowls of Crankenstein...Each setting reveals sly comic elements that both kids and their grown-ups will appreciate. Readers will laugh out loud...Get ready to read this aloud a lot. " -- Kirkus Reviews

"Sometimes-when you have to go to school, when you have to take cough syrup-all there is to say is "MEHHRRRR!"... This is a No, David! for slightly older kids..." -- Horn Book


Praise for Snoozefest:
"Preschoolers will love the sleep-tailored diction ('naptacular'; 'tire-riffic') and rollicking verse, such as this description of a critical component: 'Some of the blankets are in mint condition. / Others collectible, rare, first edition. / Some are so old, they’re all tattered and torn. / This sloth has had hers since the day she was born.' No snoozefest here -- great fun." -- Kirkus

"This knowing, affectionate spoof of music festivals is fresh and timely." -- Publishers Weekly