Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster
and Illustrated by Nate Evans
Is your monster misbehaving?
Is he eating your favorite shirts?
Is he using your hairbrush to clean his teeth?
Is he annoying your family on car trips?
Never fear those monster mishaps again?
STEP - BUYING YOUR MONSTER.
"When choosing a monster, don not pick one who grabs you and starts to eat your shirt."
STEP 2 - TAKING YOUR MONSTER TO THE VET
"On the way home, be sure to get your monster a check up."
STEP 3 - NAMING YOUR MONSTER
"When you get home, you'll want to give your monster a name."
STEP 4 - FEEDING YOUR MONSTER
"Monsters eat a lot."
STEP 5 - PLAYING WITH YOUR MONSTER
"Do not play fetch with your monster"
STEP 6 - GOING PLACES WITH YOUR MONSTER
"Take your monster for a drive and stop at all the gas stations along the way."
STEP 7 - TRAINING YOUR MONSTER
"Teach your monster to sit."
STEP 8 - SINGING WITH YOUR MONSTER
"Monsters love country-and-western music."
STEP 9 - GROOMING YOUR MONSTER
"Get your monster used to brushing his teeth."
STEP 10 - PUTTING YOUR MONSTER TO BED
"Always read your monster a bedtime story."
I absolutely loved this children's book! How creative!
The colors were bright and cheerful! These wonderful kid-friendly bright cheerful colors were green, red, orange, yellow, pink, purple, blue! This fun friendly book truly brought a HUGE MONSTER smile to my face!
As I read this delightful book, I thought about how this could have been about a dog or any animal. What a great story even though it is a story about monsters. They aren't creepy and won't scare children.
This book make for a great story time. Where you can spend time discussing each step and having a nice question and answer period. Children will love this book. Especially if they like monsters... and aren't afraid of things that go bump in the night.
The story ends with tucking your monster in at night...
"Tuck him in, turn out his light, and give him a big kiss good night."
Until the next time!
A Children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!