The Teeny Tiny Ghost and the Monster
Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
From the book jacket: “All the ghosts in the teeny tiny class are excited to make their own monsters: scary monsters, hairy monsters, boy- and girl-eating monsters! All the ghosts, that is, except one. The Teeny Tiny Ghost isn’t excited at all. The Teeny Tiny Ghost is scared. He doesn’t like monsters: not scary monsters, not hairy monsters, not even boy- and girl-eating monsters. What will he do? Find out in this sweet and spooky story from Jay Winters and Lynn Munsinger. You don’t have to be a ghost to fall in love with the Teeny Tiny Ghost as he struggles with real-life problems like bullies and overwhelming school assignments. And you’ll cheer for him as he comes out on top!”
This picture book was not a favorite. The best thing about the book are the two black kittens that go with the Teeny Tiny Ghost everywhere, and are also smart enough to think of a solution to the ghost’s problem. From the cover it looks like a monster is coming after the little ghost, but inside we find it’s a school contest to make the best/scariest monster. There are the typical bullies (as there are in all books of this sort) who make fun of the him, but it is the Teeny Tiny Ghost who comes out on top. The illustrations of the kittens are adorable but the ghosts are not, and maybe it was meant to be that way. To my eyes the ghosts all looked like old people floating around half-dressed. But the story is well done and it serves its purpose as a confidence builder when you’re different from everybody else.