Monster Who Did My Math
A math-phobic boy faces another dreaded evening of multiplication when a monster suddenly appears in his room and offers him a deal he cannot refuse.
After a quick signature on a contract, the boy’s problems are solved, and his homework is ready to turn in the next day. At first, everything adds up perfectly. But when the boy’s math knowledge is tested at school, his troubles begin to multiply. What did the fine print on that contract read?
In paragraph seven of clause ninety-three,
“If you don’t learn anything, do not blame me!”
When the bill comes, will our hero have the money—and the math skill—to subtract that wicked monster from his life once and for all?
The Monster Who Ate My Peas
What do you dread eating the most? For the hero of this story, it’s peas, and he thinks he’s discovered a solution.
“I closed my eyes tightly and sent out a wish
That the peas would somehow disappear from my dish.
And something quite strange and mysterious occurred,As if somehow… somebody… somewhere had heard.”
He makes a bargain with a fiendishly funny monster. First the deal is simple: the monster will eat the boy’s peas in exchange for his soccer ball. But with each new encounter, the monster’s demands escalate. Eventually, our hero faces a daunting decision—can he conquer his loathing for peas or will he lose his most prized possession?
Matt Faulkner’s uproariously detailed illustrations and Danny Schnitzlein’s Seuss-inspired verse combine to create a clever story about how far we are willing to go to avoid doing the things we hate.