Somebody Needs to Do Something About That Monster! (Hardcover)

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A silly and ironic twist on “The Little Dutch Boy,” featuring a charmingly unaware monster who just wants to be kind and make a difference

Merv is a nice monster. He sits outside the village, snacking on plants and blissfully minding his own business. Until…the villagers start complaining about “that monster.” Merv assumes they must be talking about somebody else and decides to go take care of that nuisance himself! He asks for help from the witches, the troll under the bridge, and even the unicorns. But their assistance comes with strings attached, and poor Merv isn’t ready to meet their demands. Will Merv return to the village a failure, or might he have been helping everyone all along?

About the Author

Somebody needs to do something about Doug Cenko. Ever since he can remember, Doug has been creating children's books. Books like LITTLE MONSTER TRUCKS GO and VIKING IN LOVE. He doesn't work all of the time, though. He also spends time with his family in Chicago. But right now, Doug has to get back to making more books. It's just what he does.

Praise For…

"[A] bright and boisterous picture book."—Shelf Awareness

"[A] winning retelling."—Publishers Weekly

"After reading about this cool monster, kids will know just what needs to be done about him—be his friend."—Kirkus Reviews

"This delightful and monstrous take on ‘The Little Dutch Boy’ is sure to please kiddos who love a comical quest."The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781682636107
ISBN-10: 1682636100
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English