What do you do when your monster is not under the bed but you find a note that says gone fishing? That’s the dilemma that Ethan finds himself and tries to solve by getting a substitute monster under the bed. I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll is a nicely blended monster story that is both funny and entertaining. The illustrations are not too over the top that would scare most readers and in fact are wonderfully creative in their presentations. After all how many of us have ever thought of a monster under our bed whose name was Herbert? Older readers may see more of the humor that is loaded into the story than younger ones but each will find something to laugh over.
(Mark Taylor, Benjamin Branch)