D is for Drool

My Monster Alphabet

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Pub Date 30 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2021

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"A monstrously effective lid-dropper....Being all smiles, and more likely to elicit snorts of amusement than screams of terror, the monstrous marchers crawling, oozing, slithering, or strolling into and out of view with each page turn have the intended soporific effect." - Kirkus Reviews

When Ethan can't sleep, he doesn't count sheep – he says his ABCs. But in monster-loving Ethan's alphabet, A is for Arms, B is for Belly, C is for Claws, and D is for Drool!
Kids will love pointing out the alphabetical attributes on the silly monsters that parade across Ethan's room – like earlobes, noses, spikes, and wings – and discovering where all of those monsters are headed.
By the time Ethan gets to Y, he's Yawning. And by Z, kids will be ready to sleep as Ethan does, surrounded by the tails, tentacles, and drool sticking out from under his bed. ZZzzzzz. D is for Drool is a monstrously magnificent ABC book that offers a new way to fall asleep. With the perfect balance of giggles and shivers, it is a captivating companion to the award-winning I Need My Monster series.

"A monstrously effective lid-dropper....Being all smiles, and more likely to elicit snorts of amusement than screams of terror, the monstrous marchers crawling, oozing, slithering, or strolling into...


Advance Praise

Kirkus Review: "Why count sheep when an alphabetical array of monsters is queued up to crawl under the bed?

Lying wakeful in his moonlit bedroom, the pale-skinned lad from the I Need My Monster series begins with “A…is for Arms.” This cues the entry of a multilimbed, popeyed, purple-striped yellow creature at the head of a parade of blobby, slobbery boojums as wildly diverse of shape as they are saturated of hue. It’s almost a pity this book is codex bound instead of concertina folded, as careful design finds elements from the right edge of one double-page spread continuing on to the left edge of the next. The green-furred, horned monster on an early spread is revealed to have a long, spiked tail after the turn of the page, for instance, and the substance dripping from the many noses of a blue, finned creature makes quite the trail of bright pink ooze across the following spread. Readers will enjoy flipping back and forth to see the contiguity. Being all smiles and more likely to elicit snorts of amusement than screams of terror, the monstrous marchers crawling, oozing, slithering, or strolling into and out of view with each page turn have the intended soporific effect. As the alphabet progresses, the lines of narrative become more and more…stretched…out…until a final “Y…is…for…Yawn…and…Z……is for…” signal mission accomplished. (This book was reviewed digitally.)

A monstrously effective lid-dropper. (Picture book. 3-5)

Kirkus Review: "Why count sheep when an alphabetical array of monsters is queued up to crawl under the bed?

Lying wakeful in his moonlit bedroom, the pale-skinned lad from the I Need My Monster...


Marketing Plan

-Send to Short-Lead reviewers
-Blogger and influencer outreach
-Activity Guide that will be available on our website
find a few bloggers who want to do virtual interviews - either video or written
-Have author/illustrator organize a “book tour”
-Listing with MOSAIQ – a firm that handles content licensing sales to the domestic educational market
-Have author record a read-aloud video for YouTube channel
-Dedicated Flashlight Press newsletter to our subscribers
-Flashlight blog - lead up and publication announcement posts
-Blog posts from author and illustrator prior to pub
-Amazon Advertising - Sponsored Product
-Amazon Advertising - Sponsored Brand
-Time lapse illustration videos - post on social media
-Advance Access listing and giveaway of 15 copies (to appear 1 week prior to pub date)
-Goodreads Giveaway (10 days prior to and after pub date)
-State and National Award submission
-Social Media advertising
-Inclusion in eBook monthly marketing ops from IPG
-Submit to PW Children’s Announcements
-Create book page on Flashlightpress.com with interiors, book and creator details
-Press Release
-Cover reveal on social media
-Send out to Long-Lead reviewers
-Share Lexile Measurements and reading guide information with IPG

-Send to Short-Lead reviewers
-Blogger and influencer outreach
-Activity Guide that will be available on our website
find a few bloggers who want to do virtual interviews - either video or written
...

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