This Monster Needs a Haircut by Bethany Barton

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Introducing a lovable monster with a hairy problem

Stewart is a monster. He has wild, crazy, messy hair that's perfect for scaring, collecting spiders, and hiding after-school treats. But when Stewart's hair grows so long that things start getting lost in it, his parents decide it's time to intervene. Stewart disagrees. His hair is awesome! But when Stewart's hair keeps him from doing his very favorite thing, he realizes it might be time to reconsider.

With slyly funny text and uproarious illustrations, this humorous account of a much-feared experience is a must-have for every monster--and every child, too.

About Bethany Barton

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Bethany Barton lives and works (making art and painting sets) in Los Angeles, where she celebrates life with painting, laughter, and as much time on her snowboard as possible.
Published July 5, 2012 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Not until his prowess at frightening others becomes compromised does Stewart fold, chopping the green locks down to a popular, spiky “scare-cut.” It’s fitting that inability to incite fear feels intolerable to a monster, but some adults will cringe at the fact that Stewart—previously confident—ch...

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Sincerely, Stewart”) alternate as Stewart and his father come to a rapprochement—though it’s the scornful laughter of bystanders that finally pushes Stewart toward the barber.

May 28 2012 | Read Full Review of This Monster Needs a Haircut


"This Monster Needs a Haircut" by Bethany Barton is about a young monster who doesn't really want a haircut.

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