The Children’s Book Review | November 17, 2014
Written by Paul Czajak
Illustrated by Wendy Grieb
Age Range: 2-6 years
Hardcover: 32 Pages
Publisher: Mighty Media Kids (September 4, 2015)
Voting Monsters, Election, Voting, Libraries, Rhyming
The fifth book in the award winning Monster & Me series finds Monster eager to do his civic duty and vote. When he learns that he can’t vote because he’s not eighteen, he decides to run for President instead!
The story follows Monster as he tries to run on platforms that people don’t relate to, and he almost drops out of the race…until he finds a cause that is truly worth supporting: Saving Libraries.
(It should be noted that I personally would support a candidate who, regardless of party affiliation, ran on a platform of desserts for everyone.)
Monster Needs Your Vote is a great read and timely; a perfect, nonpartisan way to introduce concepts of democracy and elections to young readers. It also serves as a powerful reminder that there are things worth fighting for, and literacy is definitely one of them. The rhyming story and the engaging illustrations are sure to catch the eye of any young patriot, and Monster is probably the most appealing candidate out there.
Add this book to your collection: Monster Needs Your Vote
About the Author
Paul Czajak got an F with the words “get a tutor” on his college writing paper and, after that, never thought he’d become a writer. But after spending 20 years as a chemist, he knew his creativity could no longer be contained. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two little monsters. In addition to the Monster & Me(TM) series, he’s also the author of Seaver the Weaver. Wendy Grieb is a professional working in the Los Angeles animation industry and teaching animation. She is also an Annie Award-winning storyboard artist, who has worked as a developmental artist, illustrator, and character designer for companies such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Sony, Klasky-Csupo, White Wolf, and more. She lives in Yorba Linda, CA.
Monster Needs Your Vote, by Paul Czajak and Wendy Grieb, was reviewed by Amanda Lynch. Follow along with our articles tagged with Books on Voting Rights, Elections, Libraries, Monsters, Paul Czajak, Rhyming Text, and Wendy Grieb to discover more great books for kids.