Today's Pic Pick is Monsters Eat Whiny Children
By Bruce Eric Kaplan
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Hmmm, I am pretty sure a parent could relate to this story.
Monsters Eat Whiny Children by New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan tells the tale of two young children who are going through a terrible whining phase!
Oy, the horror! Anything but whiny children!
In this tale, Henry and Eve are warned by their father to cease their whining or deal with the consequences...
Getting taken away by MONSTERS!
What could possibly go wrong? What happens to children who get captured by monsters? They become dinner!
But something peculiar happens during their capture — the monsters are stuck with figuring out how to cook them.
Will the monsters come up with a recipe for whiny children in time? What will happen to Henry and Eve?
Click to find out!
After reading this book with some of the children in the Library, we decided to create some scary monsters of our own.
Check them out below!
Victor, Age 6
Kyara, Age 8
Ashley, Age 10
Jaslyn, Age 9
Chantel, Age 10
Ruth, Age 26
Melissa, Age 8
Attention Parents: 2010 Booklist Reviews compares Kaplan's writing to Edward Gorey's.
Some of the themes and humor used in Kaplan's other books might not be as kid friendly, but just as enjoyable.