Can Monsters Really Be Your Best Friend?

Thoughts On Monsters As A Best Friend?

monster - smallThat’s a question I’ve asked myself for a very long time.  When I was a kid, I was never really afraid of monsters but I didn’t go looking for them either.  Instead, I was fascinated by the idea of monsters being scary. I watched a lot of television and in the movies I saw they were full of monsters that haunted adults yet the television shows for kids had monsters that were nice, good-hearted and friendly.  Was there something I was missing?  Did monsters have an aversion to human adults.

That started me thinking about monsters in general and how the idea of monsters affects different people at different times.  So I asked myself a bunch of silly questions and thought about the silly answers for awhile.

You know, it hurt my head so I had to go and lay down for awhile.  As I was laying on my bed, I thought I saw the hand of a monster from beneath the bed but we’ll leave that for another book!

Here Are My Silly Monster Questions

Are all monsters scary?

Are just big monsters scary?

Are humans scary to monsters?

Do kids like certain monsters better than others?

There’s a whole load of questions that can be asked but it comes down to just one answer… that is, monsters are scary ONLY if you let them be scary.

The reason I am stuck on monsters today is my new book, “My Best Friend Is a Monster, Really” is coming out and I wanted to clarify some things about monsters.  I decided to write a book about a small monster named Wilbur, with a big hear, who befriends an eight year old boy, by the name of Andrew because he sees the potential deep inside Andrew that no one else sees.

The two of them have all kinds of wild adventures such as flying to the moon, sailing on a pirate ship and racing cars yet no one believes Wilbur actually exists.  In fact, Andrew’s mother is so worried that she takes him to a school psychologist to find out if Andrew has some mental problems that should be looked into.

Andrew decides he has to introduce Wilbur to everyone and that is where the story goes.  To find out the heart-warming ending to the story, you’ll have to get the book here.


A. J. Westin is a children's adventure book author who specializes in writing stories kids really want to read. He has written over two dozen books and has dedicated his life to helping kids become better readers through his inspirational stories.
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