Jeremy Draws a Monster

Perhaps because James, like Jeremy, “lives on the third-floor of a three-story apartment building,” Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty is one of his absolute favorite books. A child draws a monster, the monster comes to life, and the monster turns out to be as demanding as a toddler. He even wakes Jeremy up in the middle of the night and takes over the bed. Jeremy then has the brilliant idea of drawing the monster a one-way bus ticket “out of town!” Ever since, my child has demanded one-way bus tickets for his stuffed animals. Giggle factor: adults high, child low. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: five jelly jars.


~ by kaychubbuck on May 28, 2010.

3 Responses to “Jeremy Draws a Monster”

  1. Here is a much more lavish review from 100 Scope Notes at
    (Note the great list of childrens book blogs to the right of the review). Also, a more formal review of McCarty’s works in general, including Jeremy Draws a Monster, from The New York Times:

  2. >> Giggle factor: adults high, child low

    I’d give it a “child: reasonably high” rating! Criminalkid # 2 was laughing hysterically at the monster’s list of demands. (Perhaps he would’ve been less amused if he’d realized he & his demanding cohort were being lampooned?)

  3. […] By the same author-illustrator as Jeremy Draws a Monster and Hondo and Fabian, Peter McCarty‘s Henry in Love displays a similarly quirky sense of humor and visual style […]

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