Friends of the internet. You must know one thing about this book: this kid is hilarious! A Jr. High student full of wit and comebacks…we would definitely have been friends.
If you’re looking for a book to pass along to your kids, check How to Make Friends and Monsters by Robert Bates!
With witty writing, humorous monologue, mischief and mayhem, creative illustrations and an enjoyable time, Bates’ tale will leave you laughing and understanding the true meaning of friendship!
So if you know anyone ages 9 and up, be sure to pass this along. they’ll come away with important life lessons and lots of laughs! It comes out a week from today (7/22)!
Any middle grader who’s ever been on the bottom rung of the popularity ladder or prefers a chemistry set over a football jersey will relate to the main character in author Ron Bates’ How to Make Friends and Monsters.
The book follows 7th grader and frequent wedgie victim Howard Boward. A bespectacled loner, with a mouth full of braces, Howard is often the target of a school prank. That is, until a lab mistake involving Wonder Putty helps him “make” a new friend.
What began as a blob becomes a big, hairy, jovial creature who Howard names Franklin Stein. They are instant buddies. For the first time, Howard doesn’t have to sit alone at the lunch table. The cool kids finally know his name.
Unfortunately, Howard soon learns that playing God has a price. When certain members of the UPs (über-popular crowd) hear about Howard’s secret experiment, they want him to make them a special friend, too.
But things quickly spiral when the true nature of each monster emerges. Howard must find a way to fix this disaster—even if it means going back to being friendless.
Enjoy the trailer below!
(I received an Advanced Reader Copy from DJC Communications in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!!)