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The Monster Returns

The Monster Returns

Jeremy and the Monster

Peter McCarty; illustrations by Peter McCarty

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


Jeremy thought he'd seen the last of his monster when he sent him away with a one-way bus ticket. But suddenly there's a knock on the door . . . and the monster has returned!
Jeremy tries to decide what to do. Is it possible that the monster is in need of a friend?
Peter McCarty brings his popular monster back in style, with a sequel that will have kids drawing their own little monsters in no time.

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Praise for The Monster Returns

“The pacing is superb and invites viewers to linger over each page. This is an engaging celebration of artistic imagination and friendship.” —School Library Journal

“McCarty's story is Hitchcockian in its suspense, as the monster, wearing a pink hat and carrying a brown suitcase, makes his way to Jeremy's door. Once again, the monster proves that he knows exactly how to shift Jeremy's quiet life into unexpected territory.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred review

“…satisfies in its supply of companionship all around.” —Kirkus Reviews

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of THE MONSTER RETURNS . Jeremy hatches a plan to cope with his monster's unexpected return. - Kirkus Reviews

Three picture books feature inspiringly resourceful children. - The New York Times

Reviews from Goodreads

Peter McCarty; illustrations by Peter McCarty

Peter McCarty is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Jeremy Draws a Monster, Moon Plane, and T is for Terrible, as well as Hondo & Fabian, a Caldecott Honor book. He lives with his family in Upstate New York.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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