cover image Even Monsters Go to School

Even Monsters Go to School

Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Chris Van Dusen. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-236642-9

When a blue-horned monster girl (first introduced in the co-creator’s Even Monsters Need to Sleep) is reluctant to go to school, her father reminds her that every monster—even famous ones—attends classes. Van Dusen’s vivid, action-filled art shows the cast of friendly monsters taking part in typical school tasks. Bigfoot rides the school bus; Frankenstein impresses his peers with iron-soled Chuck Taylors; and Troll runs out from under his bridge to enjoy recess with a group of goats. The blue monster child is encouraged by the examples of other pupils—as readers may be, as well: “You’re ready! And you know the rule... All little monsters go to school.” A fun read for readers who are thinking about Halloween monsters a bit early. Ages 4–8. [em](June) [/em]