Read This Monster Needs a Haircut by Bethany Barton Online


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 hiIntroducing 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....

Title : This Monster Needs a Haircut
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ISBN : 9780803737334
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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This Monster Needs a Haircut Reviews

  • Aspieventures
    2019-03-17 03:21

    As a parent who spends hours in the children's section of the bookstore trying to find books that are entertaining AND make sense; this book is a gem! It's brilliantly colorful and full of humor that even my 7- and 8- year-olds enjoy. The illustrations are charming and original keeping my sons looking for new details every time we read it. As a parent of a high-functioning autistic child haircuts (and many other "normal" activities) can be frightening and challenging for our family. This book is making our routine trips to the stylist easier and much more enjoyable. We can't wait for more from Bethany Barton.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-06 04:05

    Stewart is a monster, and he has many things in common with the other monsters in his family and with his monster friends. But despite his family's concern about his hair, he doesn't want to cut it and lets it get out of control in length. Finally, he caves in to the pressure to cut his hair when it becomes so long that everyone he encounters ends up playing with it, and he doesn't feel much like a monster anymore. I like the fact that Stewart sticks to his guns when others try to persuade him to change, and I like the funny word play when he emerges neatly groomed with "the perfect scare-cut" (unpaged). Who knew that monsters struggled with self-expression issues? The ink and Photoshop illustrations make this monster family quite colorful.

  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    2019-03-11 02:05

    I love this book. Rendered in inks and then edited in Photoshop, this book's illustrations are sufficiently sketchy, colorful and dynamic for me to love. The ample white space on the pages make the vignettes stand out and seem more dynamic.Illustrations and text are both infused with humor. There is a lot of detail in the illustrations that both children and adults alike will enjoy discovering. My favorite is one where one monster is reading a book entitled "Where the Normal Things Are". This book is fun and dynamic, artfully rendered, silly and yet offers a heartfelt message.

  • Viv
    2019-03-22 08:23

    I like the the cartoonish illustrations; they definitely made the story even more interesting and funny. Stewart's hair got so long that all kinds of things started to get stuck in his hair, including pot of flower, hairdryer, brush, spider, etc. I have to say the illustration of Stewart's hair really made me laughed. I am sure many children would enjoy this book, especially those dislike getting a haircut. I am planning to add the title to my Parenting collection. It would be great for storytime read-aloud as well as an one-on-one book sharing.

  • Kacie Fincher
    2019-03-22 02:18

    I love children's books that have funny monsters in them. I thought this was a very creative story and so true that even monsters need haircuts. The drawings paired very vell with the story and the choice of colors were great. I loved the objects that got stuck in Stewart's hair and kids would have a great time finding them. Awesome book!

  • Shelley
    2019-03-18 03:04

    The kind of picture book I love. More funny the more you study the illustrations. Long live author/illustrator humor.

  • Victoria
    2019-03-25 08:22

    This is a book every family should have. Light hearted, funny, charming and bright, this is a book that will be well loved by the children in your life.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-03-04 06:07

    Silly story with fun illustrations.

  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    2019-03-26 00:20

    silly story about a need for a haircut.

  • Angie
    2019-02-27 08:00

    Stewart learns that cutting his hair won't change his scare! A cute story, great message and adorable illustrations.

  • Matthew
    2019-02-25 04:21

    Kind of amusing to see what is getting stuck in his hair.

  • Angela
    2019-03-25 05:27

    Stewart is a monster with out of control hair, but he's afraid to get it cut. How wild and scary (hairy! 😝) do things have to get before Stewart faces his fear?

  • Elizabeth Kysa Sedivy
    2019-03-03 01:58

    This cute book is about a monster named Stewart who was afraid to cut his hair, fearing that short hair would make him less scary and that is the last thing a monster would want. In the end he gets the haircut and ends up really liking it, and at the same time the haircut did not make him any less scary at all. The change was a good thing. Change is a huge thing in everyone’s life and no matter what age a person is, it is a hard thing to accept and deal with. It can be even more confusing for young children. It shows the readers how it can be good, and even if change seems like a bad thing in the end it may be even better than beforehand. This was a book whose illustrations were modern, appealing to both girls and boys and making the story even more interesting, the illustrations really helped to complete the whole book and I love the way it was done!Barton, B. (2012). This monster needs a haircut. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

  • Nancy
    2019-03-07 00:12

    Looking for a book for a gift, I kept picking books up and reading them and putting them back after a page or two until I picked this one up. This was the first one that caught my attention and held my interest. The illustrations and story are fun. Is there also a 'lesson' in there? Maybe. But I think it is a book that stands on its own even if you aren't afraid of haircuts.Now to see if the grandchild in mind likes it :)

  • Lara
    2019-03-06 08:04

    The idea of this is kind of amusing, and at times the illustrations worked pretty well, but...I don't know. I think maybe things got dragged out a little too far, and I was kind of bored with it before the haircut is even mentioned. There are some funny drawings near the end, but for the most part, this just didn't really work all that well for me. Young monster lovers might have a different opinion though!

  • Beth
    2019-03-05 06:07

    Silly book about a little monster named Stewart in desperate need of a haircut but likes his hair just the way it is. The illustrations are a riot and the story is fun and entertaining. I didn't quite get why Stewart and his dad wrote letters to each other on walls and doors, but it was still fun regardless of my head-scratching on that one.

  • Benjamin Elliott
    2019-03-20 05:15

    Second of Bethany Barton's "this monster" books I've come across, and this one was also very enjoyable. Could be useful in reading to a kid who is just refusing to have their hair cut, but doesn't address issues about being nervous about the process the way other haircut books I've seen do. I really like these characters though.

  • Edna
    2019-02-24 05:27

    Stewart, a monster, likes his long hair which is getting longer and messier and dirtier; he refuses to have it cut (who knows why? afraid of looking different?) until one day a couple of friends make him realize he's just not that scary anymore. Great illustrations; they're bold, bright and not at all, scary! Perfect read aloud to a child who is afraid of transitioning or making "a change."

  • Karen
    2019-03-09 05:58

    I should start off saying that I'm not a fan of over-the-top silly writing or grotesquely cartoonish illustrations, so I did not love this book. In fact, quite frankly, I didn't even like it, but my son did so I'm giving it three stars. If you do like books that feature silliness and cartoons, this is probably one of the best of the bunch.

  • Kate
    2019-03-03 05:24

    A fun book for older children. Some of the writing is small and optional (not part of the story) but some of it is important for comprehension so it's important to review the book prior to reading aloud. It's a very cute book and appeals to older children who may find some children's books condescending.

  • Gale
    2019-03-22 04:10

    cute illustrations, having to get the first haircut fantasy blended with an actual problem. kids may enjoy it but I was not particulary impressed with it...probably would not choose it myself to read aloud

  • Ms Threlkeld
    2019-03-22 00:16

    A humorous story with bright and interesting illustrations. Anyone who has ever gotten a bad haircut will be able to relate.

  • Jen
    2019-03-08 05:22

    Cute! Good for halloween, since it's about monsters, but also good for kids who don't want to get that pesky haircut.

  • Donalyn
    2019-03-10 03:27

    Stewart, a monster, lets his wild hair get out of control. I liked Stewart and his parents, and the childlike illustrations are fun!

  • Melissa Richardson
    2019-03-10 03:06

    Super cool illustrations and an awesome story!! Loved it!!!

  • Linda
    2019-03-22 03:27

    Better than the "...Cannot Wait" book. The comments by the parents and others are funny.

  • Xiaohui Yang
    2019-03-22 00:24

    "Getting a haircut might not be the worst thing in the world."