The Problem with Not Being Scared of Monsters


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Product Details
List Price:
$15.95
Ages:
4 to 8
Grades:
P to 3
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Published:
08/2014
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-62091-024-5
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Lexile Level:
300L

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About the Book

Overview

Who knew there was a problem with not being scared of monsters? The hero of this story knows it—all too well. Because he’s not scared, the monsters think he’s one of them. And now, they’re way too friendly. They want to share everything! Which is, of course, a disaster. Good thing there’s a terrified little brother to come to the rescue. With an understated text and hilarious illustrations, this picture book will have kids laughing away their fears.

Reviews

"Plenty of Halloween stories deal with fear, but debut author Richards suggests that bravery has its own pitfalls. . . Neubecker's pen-and-ink cartoons draw a good amount of fun out of the relationship between the put-upon narrator and the wide-eyed, well-meaning beasties." Publishers Weekly

"Intrepid monster lovers will delight in reading again and again this lift of irksome consequences of being friendly with these creatures. The watercolor and pen cartoons do not miss a mark . . . The nighttime flash-lit illustrations are superb, as are the dynamic layouts. . . Recommend this one to mischievous types of all shapes and sizes . . ." School Library Journal

"The problem with not being scared of monsters, our young narrator finds, is that monsters become entirely too comfortable with you, and those monsters can be some pesky pals. . . The simple and spare text renders the challenges of monstrous pals understandable. . . Tentacled and fanged monsters made silly with glibness reminiscent of Dr. Seuss' There's a Wocket in My Pocket will leave kids smiling after a monster-themed storytime." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Book

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Meet the Author

Dan Richards

Dan Richards has been interested in monsters since he was old enough to check under his bed. He's been checking ever since and has found many of his closest friends that way. The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Kids is a companion to The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters. He lives in Bothell, Washington. danrichardsbooks.com

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Meet the Illustrator

Robert Neubecker

Robert Neubecker is the award-winning author-illustrator of Wow! City!, Wow! America!, and Wow! School!, and the illustrator of The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters and its companion The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Kids. He lives in Park City, Utah. Visit neubecker.com.

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