"A monstrously effective lid-dropper....Being all smiles, and more likely to elicit snorts of amusement than screams of terror, the monstrous marchers crawling, oozing, slithering, or strolling into and out of view with each page turn have the intended soporific effect." - Kirkus Reviews
When Ethan can't sleep, he doesn't count sheep – he says his ABCs. But in monster-loving Ethan's alphabet, A is for Arms, B is for Belly, C is for Claws, and D is for Drool!
Kids will love pointing out the alphabetical attributes on the silly monsters that parade across Ethan's room – like earlobes, noses, spikes, and wings – and discovering where all of those monsters are headed.
By the time Ethan gets to Y, he's Yawning. And by Z, kids will be ready to sleep as Ethan does, surrounded by the tails, tentacles, and drool sticking out from under his bed. ZZzzzzz. D is for Drool is a monstrously magnificent ABC book that offers a new way to fall asleep. With the perfect balance of giggles and shivers, it is a captivating companion to the award-winning I Need My Monster series.
Amanda Noll is the author of the award-winning I Need My Monster, Hey, That's MY Monster!, How I Met My Monster, and Are You My Monster? She teaches full-time and lives with her husband and four children in Spanaway, Washington. The monster under her bed is Gertie. Shari Dash Greenspan, editor and art director of Flashlight Press since its launch in 2004, conceived of and co-wrote D is for Drool based on the monster world created by Amanda Noll and Howard McWilliam. The monster under her bed is Yankel who loves to yank on her blanket. Howard McWilliam is the award-winning illustrator of the I Need My Monster series, When a Dragon Moves In series, and many other children's books. He is the cover artist of The Week (US & UK), and he lives with his wife and three sons in Cheltenham, England. The monster under his bed is Brompton.
"Being all smiles, and more likely to elicit snorts of amusement than screams of terror, the monstrous marchers crawling, oozing, slithering, or strolling into and out of view with each page turn have the intended soporific effect." —Kirkus Reviews
"A bedtime story that flips the monster under the bed on its head, this whimsical alphabet book is a surefire hit." —Foreword Reviews
"Kids will love this book and all the others in the award-winning series I Need A Monster. This book a pure delight from A to ZZzzzzz when Ethan finally falls asleep. The book is playful, creative and a very fun read. I highly recommend this book!" —Storywraps
D is for Drool is on the Nevada Young Readers’ Award List 2024.
D is for Drool was placed on Florida Literacy Association Children’s Book Award 2023-2024 list
"...I would have giggled my way through this book as a kid and would have had fun calling out what each letter is for … Howard McWilliam’s illustrations pop with colour and all of the monsters are expressive." —Schizanthus Nerd, blogger