There's a Monster in the Dark starts off with a lot of pictures and less text to read. The pictures are very high quality, as you find with most of A.J. Cosmos books. The plot basically revolves around a bunch of boys trying to scare each other with stories about monsters during a sleepover. Will they succeed in scaring their intended victims or will their stories have an unintended result? The second half of the story has hardly any pictures and increases the amount of text on each page dramatically. Possibly the book is designed to be started by the child reading it themselves then finished by the adult as they get tired, not sure, but the reading ability needs to be higher for the second half.