Monsters are real! But, so are little boys. Gabe longs to encounter a real, live monster. And tonight's his lucky night because hiding in Gabe's closet is real-live monster and easily spooked, Goon, wishes to keep away from the outside world-- especially those scary little beings called children. When the two meet, Goon can't scare Gabe matter how hard he tries. But an unsuccessful monster makes for a great friend when the boy is actually scared. Best-selling author/illustrator Iza Trapani uses humorous rhyme to share a spirited story of unexpected friendship.
Iza Trapani was born in Poland and when she first came to the United States at the age of seven, she learned English in large part by reading a book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes. She is the author of many books for children, including the best-selling The Itsy Bitsy Spider, which recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Iza lives in Upstate New York.