To help kick off the release of Monster Needs His Sleep, the second book in the Monster & Me series, Kid Lit Reviews is thrilled to have Monster and the young man who keeps Monster on the straight and narrow. This is the fourth stop on the Scarletta Kids Blog Book Tour. On May 12th, the first day of Children’s Book Week, KLR will review this new edition of the Monster & Me series and also be giving away a copy of Monster Needs His Sleep to one lucky winner.
I know you have tremendous responsibilities right now and many places to get to, so, this will be a quick interview. A mere six questions. We shouldn’t even get below the fold.
KLR Readers, please welcome the stars of Monster Needs His Sleep!
Welcome. Uh, what should I call you, young man?
Really? Okay. Boy, what is it like have a monster living in your house?
It’s great! Monster and I are best friends, we do everything together. But he can be a handful. Like once we wanted to go camping and–
Lets go build a tree house! Doesn’t that sound cool? I want to build a 20 story tree house!
Monster, we need to do this interview to help us sell the book. Once we’re done, we can go and build a tree house. Sorry, like I said, he’s a handful, but life is always really fun!
* tree house *
Let’s get right to story. Monster, why don’t you like to go to bed?
There is way to much to do at night like read books, and play games, and eat, and watch T.V. and–
What? I like to do a lot of stuff. There is only so much time during the day. When else am I supposed to write a song? Or learn about the symphony?
the dark is creepy.
Monster, you like to read. That’s terrific! What is your favorite book?
Well…there is a great book out called Monster Needs His Sleep–
Monster! Shameless plug!
What? You’re the one making me do this interview. I wanted to go a build a tree house.
Okay, Monster’s favorite is Monster Needs His Sleep. What is your favorite book?
Monster is right about Monster Needs His Sleep, but I really like The Dark by Lemony Snicket. Monster has a fear of the dark, just like Lazlo, so reading it to Monster before bedtime helps Monster relax.
You should read me Monster Needs His Sleep.
Here is the million-dollar question—no, you don’t get a million dollars—what are your plans after getting some sleep? Any new adventures?
On September 2nd, 2014, look for Monster Needs a Christmas Tree.
Oh I love Christmas! But that time I got worried we weren’t going to have a Christmas tree and Santa wasn’t going to visit!
Yeah, that was a close one. But you came up with a great idea to save the day!
Don’t forget! Halloween will soon be here and I am going to need another costume.
And when spring rolls around again, its time for sports and you’re going to need to exercise!
But I really wanted to learn how to cook. Do you think Mom will let me use her apron?
Maybe you’ll get one for your birthday, when we throw you a party.
. Does that mean, Monster Needs to Exercise or Monster Needs a Baseball Game and Monster Needs a Birthday Party? Count me in!
This is the last question. Monster, what is your bestest advice to young kids about bedtime?
Don’t drink a lot of water before going to bed—Not a good idea.
And always keep your nightlight close. Remember, he’s your glowing friend!
Thank you for stopping by and bringing your best friend, Monster. Good luck on the rest of the blog book tour. Stay out of trouble. And Monster, get a lot of sleep!
Here is the blog tour—with GIVEAWAYS—for Monster Needs His Sleep, now available from Amazon—B&N—iTunes—Scarletta Kids—your local bookstore.
Scarletta Kids Blog Book Tour
Monster Needs His Sleep
“Monster and boy are here once more,
travelin’ along a little blog tour!
So jump right in, discover a treat.
One little click and your day is complete!”
We hear there is going to be a really hilarious video…
Find Paul HERE on the Scarletta blog!
He’s celebrating publication day by taking over the Scarletta blog!
Teach with Picture Books
The first giveaway you say? Better not miss it!
April 21 [you are here]
Kid Lit Reviews
Monster always has a lot to say, and this delightful character interview will be no different.
Lil’ Blonde Monsters
Sneak a peek at this great images from the book while reading a new review!
There’s a Book
Missed the first giveaway? Never fear, enter here!
Kid Lit Reviews
We’re back! This time for a review and giveaway to celebrate Children’s Book Week!
5,4,3,2,1… Find out the deets on Monster Needs His Sleep in this fast-paced, by-the-numbers interview to wrap up the tour.
MONSTER NEEDS HIS SLEEP. Text copyright © 2014 by Paul Czajak. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Wendy Grieb. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Scarletta Kids, Minneapolis, MN.
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Hey, I like this Boy and that Monster! They seem like a good team with some fun adventures. I feel for boy and the troubles he has putting Monster to bed. I have the same problem with my dragon. Funny interview and fun too.
Boy and Monster were fun. I love doing the character questions, but it is so hard to decide what to ask them. So many question, too little space. This may have been the funniest int–never mind. 🙂
The interview made me smile! Thanks for sharing such a fun monster book!
Glad to make you smile. That’s my job! 🙂
Fun! I laughed 95% of the time! 😀 Loved the trailer!
What happened the other 5% of the time? Were you looking away from the post again?
Nope. That was the technical stuff. And the ending. 😉
Yes, the credits. 😦
OK, I definitely like Boy and Monster already 🙂 He sounds like a night owl to me so we have a lot in common, though I’m TRYing to change that. He should, too! 🙂 LOVE the illustrations, btw 😀
Monster is not really a night owl–he is afraid of the dark. You could have that in common. 😀 Monster does want to learn about how to do everything. He wants to do everything. You could have that in common. 🙂
I am a night owl, if that is any consolation. 😦
This is Great! But when did Boy and Monster find the time to do this? I’m going to have to talk to them about this.
I sent Monster an invitation to lunch, knowing he couldn’t resist. A little gutsy, but they did great. Oh, I will be sending a bill for all the things Monster either accidentally broke or, uh, well, let’s just say he borrowed a few things and I don’t think I’ll get them back. Toys mostly. I do miss my toys. I love toys. GET MY TOYS BACK!
Yeah…he ate those.
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Great interview, Boy and Monster!
They did pretty good, once Monster settled down and stopped playing with all the equipment (a recorder and a microphone). Monster is a curious “little” fellow. 🙂
Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Meet New (to me) Authors Blog and commented:
It must be CARTOON MONDAY – Here’s another re-blog to enjoy 😀
Wow, a Monday reblog. Thank you Story Reading Ape I love the Monday Cartoons.
It was too good NOT to re-blog (more cartoons and some funny video clips coming up soon on the Monday Funnies) 😀
Great Drawings and a FANTASTIC Trailer Video 😀
They are terrific, aren’t they? I love the video. 🙂