Thursday, March 1, 2012

Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott

Book Jacket

Stop in for a shave and a scare cut.


I love the easy way this book deals with monsters--there's no scare factor.  The vampires and hairy things and mummies are presented either matter-of-factly or comically. 

The nameless protagonist watches his father cut people's hair during the day.  One night a month, a bat named Vlad comes to his window and escorts him back to the shop for a night of cutting monster's hair.  They use rotting tonic and shamp-ewww.  It's all extremely adorable.

I think this book will go a long way in making kids less frightened of traditional horror creatures.  And it's also quite creative!  Frankenstien always gets the same haircut, Medusa likes to try new styles, and skeletons?  No one quite knows what to do for them.

Very enjoyable.

Four out of five festering lotions.

Release Date:  July 2010
Reading Level: Grade K+
Where In Dunlap Public Library's Collection: MONARCH

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