Review:

Even Monsters Go To School

author Lisa Wheeler

illustrator Chris Van Dusen

ISBN-10: 0062366424

ISBN-13: 978-0062366429

In the vein of the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs…? series, this follow-up to Even Monsters Need to Sleep is a fresh and humorous back-to-school picture book.

What’s a school day like for you?

Bigfoot rides a yellow bus.
Frankenstein shows off his new shoes.
Troll loves playing tag at recess.
And aliens go gaga over school supplies.

Just like you, even monsters go to school!

Everything about this

romp is cheerful and reassuring, and readers will be happy to know that school is for everybody—including little monsters just like them.

—Booklist


A grown-up monster describes in rhyming verse how monsters of all types go to school, and so must this child monster, no matter how glum about the prospect. The copyright page and first spread show a very reluctant monster coming down the stairs, dragging a bouncing backpack, to a breakfast of mush. . .The rhyming, smartly scanning stanzas continue, showing that Frankenstein (the monster, wearing Converse-like shoes), dragons, Yeti, bridge trolls, the Loch Ness Monster, Jack's giant, and aliens all go to school. . . Van Dusen's gouache illustrations are spring-bright and cheerful, every (nonscary) imaginary beast delighting in some aspect of school. . .Every monster, imaginary or not, will enjoy this and hopefully also find something to enjoy about school. (Picture book. 3-7) 

—KIRKUS REVIEWS

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