by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Matt Phelan
Candlewick Press, 2015
Everyone has a monster, except Marilyn. Where is hers? She dresses up and patiently waits each day, for a whole week. But when a monster still doesn’t come, she wants to give up. Her older brother, donned with his monster, teases her that it took one look at her and ran the other way. Finally she can stand it no longer and sets out to find her monster. She looks at the library, the park and calls out for her monster in a great open field…then hears a tiny voice, “Here.” Find out what happened to Marilyn’s monster!
A delightful story that reframes monsters as playful friends, one every child will want.