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Hey, That's MY Monster!
Hey, That's MY Monster!

Hey, That's MY Monster!

By Amanda Noll, Illustrated by Howard McWilliam


I Need My Monster


32 Pages, 10.25 x 10.25

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBN 9781936261376

Rights: WOR

Flashlight Press (Sep 2016)

Price: $17.95


A fun companion book to I Need My Monster!

Winner:CLC Seal of Approval2017 Literary Classics Book Awards, Silver, Preschool/Early Reader FantasyFinalist:2017 Literary Classics Book Awards2017 PNBA Long-List When Ethan looks under the bed for his monster, he finds this note instead: "So long, kid. Gotta go. Someone needs me more than you do. –Gabe" How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster's familiar, comforting snorts? And who could need Gabe more than Ethan does? Gabe must have gone to Ethan's little sister's room! She has been climbing out of bed every night to play, and obviously needs a monster to help her get to sleep – but not HIS monster! Ethan tries to help his sister find her own monster, but none are the perfect blend of cute and creepy. Just when it seems that Ethan will lose his monster forever, an uninvited, tutu-toting little monster full of frightening fun ap­pears. Following in the spooky-silly tradition of I Need My Mon­ster, here's another irresistible monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers.


"This story is a unique twist on the whole idea of monsters under the bed . . . . Hey, That's my Monster! is sure to bring 'giggles and shivers' to young ones and help make bed time a fun time." -Christa McGrath,

"The . . . monsters in McWilliam's toy-strewn bedroom scenes are show stealers, whether exuding pools of pink slime or rearing up in glowering, warty menace in vain efforts to get Emma into bed." —Kirkus Reviews

"[It] is a wonderfully creative and entirely fun book that children and adults will love to read. Illustrations by Howard McWilliam are an absolute treasure and further enhance this whimsical children's picture book." —

"With author Amanda Noll's charmingly crafted and original story wonderfully supported by the truly impressive artwork of Howard McWilliam, Hey, That's MY Monster! is an irresistible monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers." —Children's Bookwatch

"Charmingly crafted and original story wonderfully supported by . . . truly impressive artwork . . . . Unreservedly recommended for children ages 5 to 7, Hey, That's MY Monster! will prove to be an enduringly popular addition for family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections." —Midwest Book Review

"Emma is cut from the same cloth as Boo from Monsters Inc.—she's tickled, not terrified, by the visiting monsters—and McWilliam's cinematic artwork embraces the comedy of the situation as Emma puts bracelets on the snakelike tail of one monster and jumps rope with the tentacles of another." —Publishers Weekly

"Hey, That's My Monster!, from Amanda Noll, is a quirky bedtime story with plenty of good humor, thrills, and sibling exasperation. Bold and colorful, the illustrations by Howard McWilliam are reminiscent of Monsters, Inc., with their large, expressive eyes, gleeful movement, and hideously charming monsters." —Pallas Gates McCorquodale, Foreword Reviews

"Delightful pencil and digital illustrations are the highlight of this sequel to I Need My Monster." —Teresa Bateman,

Author Biography

Amanda Noll teaches Library and Tech in kindergarten through fifth grade, and is the author of the award-winning I Need My Monster. She lives in Spanaway, Washington. Howard McWilliam has illustrated dozens of children's books including the award-winning I Need My Monster, When a Dragon Moves In, and When a Dragon Moves In Again. He is the cover artist of The Week (US and UK) and MoneyWeek. He lives in Cheltenham, England. 


School Library Journal Scholastic Book Club Selection Winner of 6 state awards: Alabama Camellia Award (2010-2011), Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award (2011), California Young Readers Medal (2011-12), Georgia Picture Storybook Award (2011-12), Nevada Young Reader Award (2011-12), Virginia Reader's Choice Primary Award (2012-13) Included on 5 other state award lists: Mississippi Magnolia Children's Choice Award list (2012-13), Nebraska Golden Sower Award list (2011-12), South Dakota Prairie Bud Award list (2011-12), Washington Children's Choice Book Award list (2010-2011), Wyoming Buckaroo Award list (2011-12) Additionally, these regional awards lists: Connecticut Charter Oak Children's Book Award list (2011-12), Iowa Regional Goldfinch Award Winner (2009-10) Storytelling World Award Honor Book 2010 Translated into 7 languages.