This is Aaron and he’s five years old. We find him in his bedroom on the night before his first day of kindergarten, but… HE CAN’T SLEEP! See, Aaron has a vivid imagination and he’s convinced himself that it’s not kindergarten he’ll be starting tomorrow – instead it’s MONSTERGARTEN! The classrooms in his school won’t have teachers in them – instead there will be monsters giving the lessons! But how will Aaron learn to paint when art is taught by a multi-tentacled OCTOMONSTER!?! He’ll never learn about proper pitch in music class when it’s THE BLOB holding the baton! And gym class!?! Forget about it! How will he learn about sports and fitness when the teacher is, in actuality, THE WOLF-MAN! And watch out for those basketballs… THEY BITE!
But hold-on! Don’t worry! Aaron has an older sister named Emily and she has everything under control. See, she’s starting the 2nd grade, (which is only just down the hall from Aaron’s kindergarten classroom). Emily knows the ropes and before class starts, she’ll take him on a little tour, and show him that there’s absolutely nothing to be scared of.
In case you haven’t already guessed, the title of my children’s book is “MONSTERGARTEN.” It tackles those first day of kindergarten jitters almost every 5 year old boy and girl experiences the night prior to the big day. Now don’t worry… the book isn’t scary (it’s actually a lot of fun), and your pre-K through 2nd grader will love the colorful and imaginative illustrations by Danny Raymond, a graduate of The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. She’s been sending me on average one completed illustration per week and I’m elated with her work and I know that you will be too!
Look for “MONSTERGARTEN” to be released around September 1st, 2019.