Here is What Other's have to say...
"Nicole is afraid of the dark, but her father knows just how to get rid of night monsters and leave her feeling safe and loved. In The Monster Run, author MyLinda Butterworth draws upon her experience as the mother of two children to write a superbly crafted children’s book about being scared of the dark in the middle of the night. This engaging and reassuring story for young readers is perfectly illustrated by Matthew Mercer. The Monster Run is a welcome addition to family and community library collections for children--especially children needing a little help at coping with night time anxieties."
—Betsy Hogan, Reviewer
Midwest Book Review
"This irresistible book tackles the nasty monsters that live in every child’s (and some adults) imagination when the lights go off. Nicole, like most children, is afraid of the dark. She is certain peculiar grotesque creatures live in every nook and cranny in her room. Soon as the off switch for the lights would click, the monsters inch out of their hidey holes to engage in what monsters do best - scare the bejebbers out of her.
One night her grandparents visit her and as only a grandpa can, he soothed her and chased her demons away with a special ceremony.
Every grandparent should own this creative book. This enchanting tale based on a true story, reveals the importance grandparents can play in a child’s life. The book is vibrantly illustrated and will soothe any child’s imagination. The Monster Run is a gatekeeper to keeping those pesky night monsters away!"
—Sherry Russell, Reviewer
Society for Authors and Writers
"The Monster Run addresses the perennial problem of children who are afraid of the dark, fuels by their imaginations of monsters who live in their closets and under their beds. Nicole is one such child. It takes a loving and understanding grandpa to work with Nicole to chase all the monsters out of their hiding places and out of the house by allowing Nicole to participate in the exhortation process. The process works great, but now we have to find new homes for all these displaced monsters. Any takers? We rated this book five hearts."