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Even Monsters Need Haircuts (Paperback)

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Autumn 2010 Kids' Next List


“This is a fabulous book that has one of some of my favorite themes in picture books- the nighttime adventures that silly, sleeping grown-ups never know about.The clever hero not only braves the dark, but he puts his father's barber shop to good use in the off- hours by giving haircuts to the neighborhood monsters. The illustrations are wonderful, and honor Sendak's little boy adventures in the Night Kitchen and Where the Wild Things are. Lots of laughs for everyone in this winner.”
— Leslie Reiner, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL

Description


Perfect for Halloween, this is a hilarious story about a boy who follows in his father's footsteps . . . in his own monstrously unique way.

Just before midnight, on the night of a full moon, a young barber stays out past his bedtime to go to work. Although his customers are mostly regulars, they are anything but normal - after all, even monsters need haircuts. Business is steady all night, and this barber is prepared for anything with his scissors, rotting tonic, horn polish, and stink wax. It's a tough job, but someone's got to help these creatures maintain their ghoulish good looks.

About the Author


MATTHEW McELLIGOTT is the author of several books for children, including The Lion's Share, Absolutely Not, and Backbeard and the Birthday Suit. He teaches at Sage College and also visits elementary schools around the country. He lives in New York.www.mattmcelligott.com

MATTHEW McELLIGOTT is the author of several books for children, including The Lion's Share, Absolutely Not, and Backbeard and the Birthday Suit. He teaches at Sage College and also visits elementary schools around the country. He lives in New York.www.mattmcelligott.com

Praise For…


"Delightfully deadpan . . . a good candidate for the stack of battered bedtime favorites." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"McElligott populates his book with cheery, if toothy and hairy, creatures and fills the seemingly ordinary barbershop with kid-pleasing details. . . full of crowd appeal." - Kirkus Reviews

"There is a lot of care and heart put into this package, which makes it stand out in a crowd of overly zany Franks and Dracs." - Booklist


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802728012
ISBN-10: 0802728014
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2012
Pages: 40
Language: English