Monster Hunter (Hardcover)

By Justin LaRocca Hansen

Sky Pony, 9781616089689, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2012

List Price: 16.95*
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Billy is a monster hunter. That’s because his home is infested with slimy, hairy, creeping, slithering, garbage-eating monsters! One week, Billy does battle with the monsters—in his bedroom, in the bathroom, even in the kitchen. But the problem is that monster hunting is a messy operation, and Billy’s mom isn’t so thrilled about all the messes she continues to find, whether it is water covering the floor, clothes thrown on the furniture, or food strewn about in the kitchen. So, when the hunting goes too far for Mom, Billy learns that monster hunting can—and must—be done with the proper tools. A vacuum or a rag with soapy water does wonders in defeating and cleaning up after a particularly troublesome Mud-Grass monster. With Billy’s new monster-hunting techniques, he and Mom come to an agreement, and Halloween (and the house) is never the same again!

Author and illustrator Justin LaRocca Hansen has created a fun and clever story that teaches children the importance of cleaning up after their messes. The whimsical illustrations of Billy happily fighting off his imaginative monsters will capture the attention of young readers, while reminding them to be responsible at home. A must-read for any special monster hunter you may know!

About the Author

Justin LaRocca Hansen is a teacher, writer, illustrator, and artist. His first book, Monster Hunter, tells the story of a kid with a penchant for messes and a vivid imagination. As an artist, Justin's commissions are valuable, but he also places real value on reaching the audience of actual kids. For many years, he has taught in schools in Manhattan, the Bronx, and in Massachusetts. Justin received his artistic and undergraduate training at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida. Volume one of Secondhand Heroes, his epic graphic novel trilogy, will release in early 2016 from Penguin. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.