Get to know the Junior Monster Scouts in this first book in a brand-new chapter book series that’s perfect for fans of Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol and Hotel Transylvania!
Wolfy, Franky, and Vampyra—the children of the classic monsters—are Junior Monster Scouts. And even though ‘monster’ is their middle name, these funny fiends just want to help anybody in need, earn their Junior Monster Scout merit badges, and make friends. But, their good deeds are always foiled by Baron Von Grump, a cranky schemer who doesn’t like noise, doesn’t like kids, and most of all doesn’t like the Junior Monster Scouts.
Peter Piper’s kitten Shadow is lost deep in The Gloomy Forest, and the Scouts want to help their new friend. But today is also the Village Cheese Festival and all of the celebrating has Baron Von Grump at wits’ end. How can he play his violin in peace if the villagers are making such a racket? He hatches a cheesy plan that involves huge and hungry rats! Uh-oh! Can the Scouts save the cats, the rats, and the day?
Joe McGee is the author of the picture books Peanut Butter & Brains, Peanut Butter & Aliens, and Peanut Butter & Santa Claus. Joe is on the faculty of Sierra Nevada College’s Writing for Children and Young Adults low-residency MFA program and teaches English at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College. He is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in writing for children and young adults as well as the Rowan University Master of Arts in Writing program. He lives in the mountains of West Virginia with his wife (also a children’s author) and their puppy, Pepper. You can find him online at JoeMcGeeAuthor.com and on Twitter @McGeeJP.
Ethan Long is the acclaimed author and illustrator of many books for children, among them the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner Up, Tall, and High. He is also the creator of the animated, Emmy-nominated series Tasty Time with ZeFronk, which aired on Disney Junior.
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