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Kindergarten-Grade 2—A boy who is terrified of monsters has the situation exacerbated by his older siblings: "My brothers knew my weakness well./Every time they got the chance,/They'd think of ways to make me scream,/and laugh when I would wet my pants." When the three go trick-or-treating, the older kids leave the boy behind in the woods when he stops to tie his shoe. He finds himself on Monster Street, meets some monster children, and joins them at a monster party, where the scary costumes are human masks. He wins first prize and the friendship of the monsters, who return with him to terrorize his brothers: "They snatched away my goody bag and plunged their hands inside/But when they saw what I'd brought back/theyscreamed and wet their pants and cried." The message here would not seem to be about conquering fears, as touted on the book jacket, but rather if you are being bullied, get some bigger bullies to take revenge for you. The rhyme flows well for the most part, but at other times is awkward and leaden. Faulkner's watercolors feature a gruesome cast of cartoonish ghouls and are entertaining, but even collections in need of more Halloween fare can consider this title an additional choice.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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"I used to be a scaredy cat  afraid to sleep in my own bed.  Late at night, when things went bump,  I'd conjure monsters in my head.    My brothers knew my weakness well.  Every time they got the chance,  They'd think of ways to make me scream,  And laugh when I would wet my pants." - from the book (Hardcover, 29 pages)    Created by the same team that made the award-winning The Monster Who Ate My …
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