From the creator of Goodnight Goon, a laugh-out-loud friendship story that perfectly captures the high and low moments of a typical playdate!
Pete couldn't be more thrilled when a monster shows up in his bedroom. Now Pete has someone to play with! And the hungry monster couldn't be more thrilled to be there, either. Now he can . . . EAT PETE!
But Pete has other ideas. And they are all good fun and quite distracting--things like playing cars and pirates. Well, we all know the course of playing together nicely never did run smoothly. So how much longer will the monster have to wait before he can . . . EAT PETE?
August 14, 2018
Up to Kindergarten
Michael Rex has written and illustrated over twenty children's books, including With Any Luck, I'll Drive a Truck
, the New York Times
#1 bestseller Goodnight Goon
, The Runaway Mummy
, Truck Duck
, and the Fangbone series. He has a master's degree in visual arts education (K-12) and worked as a New York City art teacher for four years. He visits schools across the country, and has appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice
as a guest illustrator. He lives in Leonia, New Jersey, with his wife and their two sons.
“Rex smartly teases out the will-he, won't-he just long enough. . . . Little readers will be briefly flabbergasted and quite giggly. Rex's clean-lined cartoons are beautifully paced. . . . A silly and surprising picture book that will quickly join regular rotation.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The hairy, snaggletoothed, horned monster who appears at Pete’s window isn’t some misunderstood creature in search of a friend, the kind of character that’s a fixture in so many children’s books. Nope, this monster has one goal in mind: ‘EAT PETE!’ . . . Readers should enjoy this clever tale from Rex (Goodnight Goon
) about impulse control and its surprisingly sympathetic monster.”—Publishers Weekly