Book Review: Even Monsters Need Haircuts, by Matthew McElligott


Just before midnight, on
the night of a full moon, a young barber stays out past his bedtime to
go to work. Although his customers are mostly regulars, they are
anything but normal—after all, even monsters need haircuts. Business is
steady all night, and this barber is prepared for anything with his
scissors, rotting tonic, horn polish, and stink wax. It’s a tough job,
but someone’s got to help these creatures maintain their ghoulish good

Perfect for Halloween, this is a hilarious story about a
boy who follows in his father’s footsteps . . . in his own monstrously
unique way.


Even Monsters Need Haircuts is original, fun, and entertaining.  It is about a young boy that gives haircuts to monsters in the middle of the night.  It was so cute!  

The illustrations were fantastic and added to the story (the way good illustrations are supposed to).  

My kids laughed at the jokes and pointed out all the silly things happening in the pictures.  This is definitely a classic that we will be reading again next Halloween!

Reading level: Ages 4 and up
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Walker Children’s; 1 edition (July 20, 2010)

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    Adriana (BooksOnHerMind)
    November 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    YES! Perfect Halloween book. I'm really excited for the November Picture Book Month. I'll be trying to review picture books of my own. I want to see of I can find some silly ones like this.
    She’s Got Books on Her Mind

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