The Monster Who Lost His Mean (Hardcover)

By Tiffany Strelitz Haber, Kirstie Edmunds (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805093759, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 2012



Everyone knows that the M in "monster" stands for MEAN. But what happens when a monster can't be mean any more? Is he still a monster at all?

One young monster's attempts to live up to his name go hilariously awry as he discovers--with a little help from new friends--that it's not what you're called but who you are that counts.

About the Author

Tiffany Strelitz Haber has eaten fried bugs, jumped out of airplanes and lives for adventures. She grew up in NYC, but is now located in central NJ with her incredible husband and their two hilarious and amazing little boys. Kirstie Edmunds lives near the woods with her husband, Jonathan, and their two tomato plants, Tom and Frank. She was born in Wales, the land of the red dragon, and moved to London to go to art school. Though she's never seen a monster, Kirstie loves to paint them.

Praise For The Monster Who Lost His Mean

"...listeners and readers will delight in the Onster’s search for his place in the world.”--School Library Journal

"Readers will chime in with the ‘hip, hip hooray’ this cuddly-looking creature earns when he finally embraces and celebrates his differences.”--Kirkus