Quit Calling Me a Monster!

Author Jory John
Illustrated by Bob Shea
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Hardcover
$18.99 US
On sale Aug 23, 2016 | 40 Pages | 978-0-385-38990-7
The talented creators of I Will Chomp You! brilliantly frame the struggle to buck stereotypes and learn empathy in this monster’s hilarious lament.
 
Floyd Peterson is so much more than shaggy purple fur and pointy monster teeth—
why can’t people just see him for him? Jory John and Bob Shea have struck gold in creating a knee-slapping, read-it-again story that will start a valuable discussion about how we treat others and how it feels to be seen as “different.”
  • WINNER | 2018
    North Carolina Children's Book Award
  • WINNER | 2018
    South Carolina Children's Book Award
  • NOMINEE | 2017
    Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
JORY JOHN is a New York Times bestselling author and two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient. Jory's previous collaboration with Lane Smith was the national bestselling picture book, Penguin Problems, an Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year selection. Jory's work also includes the award-winning Goodnight Already! series, the bestselling Terrible Two series, the national bestseller All my friends are dead, and the recent picture books I Will Chomp You!Quit Calling Me a Monster! and The Bad Seed, among many other books for both children and adults. He lives and works in Oregon. Find out more at joryjohn.com. View titles by Jory John
Bob Shea is the author-illustrator of the award-winning and bestselling Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, as well as Oh, Daddy!New Socks, and I'm a Shark. He also wrote Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith. Bob lives in Connecticut with his family. View titles by Bob Shea

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The talented creators of I Will Chomp You! brilliantly frame the struggle to buck stereotypes and learn empathy in this monster’s hilarious lament.
 
Floyd Peterson is so much more than shaggy purple fur and pointy monster teeth—
why can’t people just see him for him? Jory John and Bob Shea have struck gold in creating a knee-slapping, read-it-again story that will start a valuable discussion about how we treat others and how it feels to be seen as “different.”

Awards

  • WINNER | 2018
    North Carolina Children's Book Award
  • WINNER | 2018
    South Carolina Children's Book Award
  • NOMINEE | 2017
    Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

Author

JORY JOHN is a New York Times bestselling author and two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient. Jory's previous collaboration with Lane Smith was the national bestselling picture book, Penguin Problems, an Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year selection. Jory's work also includes the award-winning Goodnight Already! series, the bestselling Terrible Two series, the national bestseller All my friends are dead, and the recent picture books I Will Chomp You!Quit Calling Me a Monster! and The Bad Seed, among many other books for both children and adults. He lives and works in Oregon. Find out more at joryjohn.com. View titles by Jory John
Bob Shea is the author-illustrator of the award-winning and bestselling Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, as well as Oh, Daddy!New Socks, and I'm a Shark. He also wrote Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith. Bob lives in Connecticut with his family. View titles by Bob Shea

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