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    Brandon Mull

ISBN: 978-1-62972-610-6


Smarter Than a Monster: A Survival Guide

by: Brandon Mull

No monster wants you to read this book. The more you know about monsters, the more you will know how to defeat them.

Little kids have big fears, which they often imagine to be scary creatures, like monsters. But this book helps explain how knowing “Monster Facts” can help kids outwit them.

Want to avoid monsters?

Fact: Monsters love dirt and grime, so when faced with two kids, the monster will choose the dirty one every time.

And if toys and clothes are all over the floor, you may get ambushed by a mess-loving monster.

Survival Tip: Take baths and keep your room clean.

Smarter Than a Monster will arm young readers with practical advice in this innovative and imaginative parenting tool that teaches common sense and positive and healthy habits.

Meet the Author
BRANDON MULL is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms series.  A kinetic thinker, Brandon enjoys bouncy balls, squeezable stress toys, and popping bubble wrap.  He lives in Utah in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife, Erlyn, their eleven children, and a dog named Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Brandon loves meeting his readers and hearing about their experiences with his books.
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About This Book
  • An illustrated children’s picture book that uses humor as it teaches kids the “truth about monsters” to motivate and guide them to positive and healthy habits, like keeping a clean room, maintaining good dental hygiene, taking regular baths, and limiting time playing video games.
  • Brandon Mull is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Dragonwatch and Fablehaven. This is illustrator Mike Walton’s debut children’s book.
  • Kids and their parents can visit BrandonMull.com and take the “Smarter than a Monster Quiz” where they can answer key questions about habits of personal hygiene and living a healthy life-style. Upon passing, the child will receive a congratulatory eNote from the authors, an above-average chance of surviving to be a teenager, and the opportunity to download a printable certificate, “I Am Smarter Than a Monster!”
  • Includes kid-friendly advice and an endorsement of the book by Seth Sorenson, fictional character from Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven series.
  • Some lessons:
    • Monsters fear librarians because books have power and the more kids read and learn the better they’ll be able to outsmart and defeat monsters.
    • Don’t be afraid monsters are hiding in closets or under beds. Any monster hiding in such an obvious place is a very pathetic creature.
    • Frightened kids shouldn’t try to sleep in their parents’ bed; clever monsters look there first and usually monsters leave kids alone when they are in their own bed.
    • Monsters like dirt and grime; if a monster could choose between two kids, they will usually eat the filthy one.
    • Some kids are afraid of clowns and a lot of monsters dress up like clowns. How can you tell the difference? Environment! If you see a clown at a circus you are probably safe, but if you see a clown in the woods, RUN!

ISBN: 978-1-62972-610-6
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 32