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Children's Fiction Monsters

Monsters 101

by (author) Cale Atkinson

Initial publish date
Aug 2020
Monsters, General, Humorous Stories
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2020
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2


Readers who loved Unicorns 101 will love this laugh-out-loud picture book that finally sets the record straight about monsters!

Monsters! They're so much more than just that scary thing under your bed. Join Professors Vampire, Blob and Werewolf, and their trusty lab assistant--a zombie named Tina--as they reveal eerie and frankly ridiculous monsters facts never uttered outside a crypt! For example:

Monsters love competitive board game nights!

Favorite monster foods include clam pudding with fish heads and pickled ant ice cream!

In addition to cauldrons and spider gardens, monster homes often include homemade collages!

Werewolves hate the sound of vacuum cleaners!

Monsters aren't all scary! Try being nice to one for a change! Offer them a compliment!

Full of eye-popping illustrations and a story with nonstop sidesplitting laughs, plus a removable Professor of Monstrology diploma at the end of the book, Monsters 101 will have children--and adults--eager to enroll, time and time again!

About the author


Cale Atkinson est illustrateur, auteur et animateur. Ses oeuvres se retrouvent dans des livres pour enfants, des courts-métrages, des jeux et à la télévision. Il a signé les illustrations de l'album If I Had a Gryphon de Vikki VanSickle. Cale habite à Kelowna, en Colombie-Britannique.


Cale Atkinson is an illustrator, writer, animator whose work can be found in children's books, animated shorts, television, and games. Cale is the illustrator of If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle. He lives in Kelowna, British Columbia.


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Editorial Reviews

"The lively, very colorful illustrations are imaginative and filled with raucous details that kids will love poring over. . . . Readers can have a monstrous good time, and not just at Halloween." —Kirkus Reviews

“Tongue-in-cheek breakdown of what the creepy creatures are really like. . . . The consistently kicky images and the diploma readers earn by book’s end are entertaining enticements, and kids won’t want to miss the nuggets revealed in the chapter about monsters’ biggest fears." —Publishers Weekly

“Cale Atkinson’s vivid art showcases a plethora of endearing creatures--from general monsters to zombies and more.” —BookRiot

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