Monster Needs a Costume

Monster Needs a Costume - Paul Czajak, Wendy Grieb

I think there is a little bit of Monster is all of us. Monster has a difficult time with options: he gets a bit over excited with all the options that are available to him, how to choose among all the options and then committing to his choice. I read this story to a couple of my classes this week and they really enjoyed it. They begged me to read it again and they laughed and laughed at the illustrations. I love seeing this kind of excitement over a storybook. In this rhyming story, Monster is having hard time deciding what costume to wear this year for Halloween. With Halloween just around the corner, he tries a couple options but after wearing the costume for a while he changes his mind and he moves on to another option. Oh, they are all great options for a big blue monster with horns and sharp teeth. I especially like monster as a dancer, he was definitely cute with his tutu on, doing all his dance moves on the kitchen floor, unfortunately that didn’t end too well for monster. The pictures are comical and the colors are bright and outstanding which brings this children’s book to life. The boy in the story tries to help monster as best as he can. In the end, monster makes the best costume ever as the boy and monster head out the door for a night or trick-or-treating