“Tired of having only imaginary companions, Jeremy seeks out real friends, in this marvelous and comic tale of the consolations and limits of our imaginations.”—New York Times Book Review
“With simplicity and quiet depth, a boy creates a challenge and meets it… Neat and unassuming.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Both story and illustration leave lots of room for speculation and discussion; children will love to pore over the endpapers, as well.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
“The finely rendered pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations skillfully delineate characters and objects, which stand out against full-page white spaces, most impressively with the blue, blobby, squiggly, horned monster himself. A topnotch Harold and the Purple Crayon for a new generation.”—Booklist
“[An] inventive story with fabulous illustrations.”—San Francisco Chronicle
One of my favorite children's books. However, I use it with high schoolers for a connection to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, suggesting the Creation as how we make our own monsters... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Adam
Very funny book. The monster is not scary just obnoxious and it is nice to see Jeremy take charge and draw the monster a ticket to leave. Just what my son needed.Published 8 months ago by Jennifer S.
I cracked up at the end when reading this to my daughter the first 20 times. Love it. Creative, funny, nice illustrations. Also has a message about manners.Published 13 months ago by K. Martindale
I have been a long-time fan of McCarty's. I love this new version of his minimalist style - the characters are wonderful, and I love the little details in the backgrounds that... Read morePublished 14 months ago by elithiya
This is such a simple story concept, and very expressive for the art style. It makes a great read-aloud, and honestly, my friend read it aloud to me at a party and we all cracked... Read morePublished 20 months ago by wafflemeister
My 5 year old loves this short. We usually talk about each page "writing" part of the story as we go.
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My daughter received this for her second birthday and it was instantly one of her favorite books. She now basically has the book memorized and is into monsters because of it! Read morePublished on October 11, 2011 by Samantha CW
I was hoping to love this book. The illustrations are VERY nice, however, the story lacks substance and depth. The monster is demanding and the book just ends.Published on February 3, 2011 by Ml C
Just checked this out at the library for my 2.5 year old and it is my favorite book for her. I always love reading it. I love looking at the pictures. Bravo, Peter McCarty.Published on January 21, 2011 by Jonathan S.