A Monster Is Eating This Book

by Karen Kilpatrick (Author) German Blanco (Illustrator)

A Monster Is Eating This Book
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

For fans of The Book With No Pictures and The Monster at the End of this Book, this funny and interactive picture book showcases a word-eating monster and the (adorable) surprise behind this frightful creature.

Beware: There is a sleeping monster within these pages. But this is no ordinary monster. This monster eats words. And when the monster is awake, it gets hungry. So you have to be very careful and very quiet while reading. If you hear a growl--run fast. Oh no, what's that? The monster's woken up! How are we supposed to finish this book when all the words are being eaten? And who--or what--is this fearsome creature exactly? The answer to that question, I'm afraid, is totally . . . adorable.

Kirkus Reviews

A whimsical metanarrative turns a pleasantly scary monster into readers’ new best friend.

Karen Kilpatrick

Karen Kilpatrick knows her ABC's and likes to tell stories, so she makes up combinations of words on the computer. She also is a mom of three, runs a nonprofit called Authors4Education, is the Marketing Chair on the board of directors for Women in Toys, created the plush toy brand MeBears, and occasionally agents, lawyers, and consults. Some of Karen's other books include When Pencil Met Eraser, When Pencil Met the Markers, and When Glitter Met Glue.

Germán Blanco likes doodling so he draws some caricatures and then puts them on the computer, voila. He is also a graphic designer, a former Creative Director for a global toy company, and a member of the board of directors for Authors4Education. Germán illustrated the books When Pencil Met Eraser, When Pencil Met the Markers, and When Glitter Met Glue.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Henry Holt & Company
Publication date
July 20, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV052000 - Juvenile Fiction | Monsters
JUV020000 - Juvenile Fiction | Interactive Adventures
Library of Congress categories
Picture books

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