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D is for Drool
D is for Drool

D is for Drool

My Monster Alphabet


I Need My Monster


32 Pages, 10.25 x 10.25

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9781947277496

Rights: WOR

Flashlight Press (Sep 2021)

Price: $18.95


A captivating companion to the award-winning I Need My Monster series, D is for Drool is a monstrously magnificent ABC book that offers a new way to fall asleep

When Ethan can’t sleep, he doesn’t count sheep—he says his ABCs! But in monster-loving Ethan's alphabet, A is for Arms, B is for Belly, C is for Claws, and D is for Drool. Soon, silly slobbery monsters parade across his room, displaying attributes that begin with each letter. Where are they going and will Ethan ever fall asleep? Kids will love pointing out earlobes, noses, spikes, and wings on this horde of hilarious monsters—and discovering that they're heading under Ethan's bed! Like Ethan and the Y monster, kids will soon be yawning. And by Z, they'll be ready to sleep, as Ethan does, with tails and tentacles sticking out beneath his bed. ZZzzzzz. D is for Drool is the perfect balance of giggles and shivers.


"Being all smiles, and more likely to elicit snorts of amusement than screams of terror, the monstrous marchers crawling, oozing, slithering, or strolling into and out of view with each page turn have the intended soporific effect." —Kirkus Reviews 

"A bedtime story that flips the monster under the bed on its head, this whimsical alphabet book is a surefire hit." —Foreword Reviews

"Kids will love this book and all the others in the award-winning series I Need A Monster. This book a pure delight from A to ZZzzzzz when Ethan finally falls asleep. The book is playful, creative and a very fun read. I highly recommend this book!" —Storywraps

D is for Drool is on the Nevada Young Readers’ Award List 2024.

D is for Drool was placed on Florida Literacy Association Children’s Book Award 2023-2024 list

Author Biography

Amanda Noll is the author of the award-winning I Need My Monster, Hey, That's MY Monster!, How I Met My Monster, and Are You My Monster? She teaches full-time and lives with her husband and four children in Spanaway, Washington. The monster under her bed is Gertie. Shari Dash Greenspan, editor and art director of Flashlight Press since its launch in 2004, conceived of and co-wrote D is for Drool based on the monster world created by Amanda Noll and Howard McWilliam. The monster under her bed is Yankel who loves to yank on her blanket. Howard McWilliam is the award-winning illustrator of the I Need My Monster series, When a Dragon Moves In series, and many other children's books. He is the cover artist of The Week (US & UK), and he lives with his wife and three sons in Cheltenham, England. The monster under his bed is Brompton.