Written and illustrated by Wednesday Kirwan
Sterling Publishing, 2008
Marvelous Minerva’s back…and more “monstrously” delightful than ever. When she first appeared in last year’s Nobody Notices Minerva, critics and children instantly took the irrepressible, irresistible Boston terrier to their hearts. Mischievous, playful, and more than a little bit naughty, she thoroughly embodied the lovable spirit of a toddler.
Now, Wednesday Kirwan has done it again, as Minerva dons a monster costume—and starts behaving like one, too. Whenever Mom asks her to eat her green beans or Dad tells her to put on her pajamas, she just growls and says that monsters don’t do that! But Minerva is about to find out that sometimes being a real child is better than being an imaginary beast.
“Saturated gouache-and-pencil illustrations, especially those featuring the many expressive faces of the heroine, add a comedic touch to this empathetic tale. Little ones will understand the many moods of Minerva and will cheer her return to her warm family.” – Kirkus Reviews