If you’re a monster, the biggest problem you can have is losing your M, for your M is the source of your Mean. Without it, a monster is only a Onster and absolutely no one is afraid of a Onster. Not even the kids who would otherwise be petrified to see you under the bed. As if losing your mean with humans is not hard enough, you also stand to be ridiculed by your monster friends when you lose your mean.
How is a Onster to handle life on the non-mean side? He could possibly help human kids, run errands, play fun games, go to the pool, and do other things that humans do. Our little Onster does all of that and more. He enjoyed all of these newly found interest and hobbies. His only problem was dealing with his previous monster friends who were all making fun of him for not being a real monster. Their teasing made the Onster very sad when he retreated.
But Onster will soon find out that his kindness to humans was not without reward. His new friends did a remarkable deed to cheer him up. It won his no longer callous heart and it will win yours as well.
Ty wrote a review of the book as well (and I thought his introduction was heartwarming. I’m in love with the Onster reading his review).
This book is a such a cute story. It has many life applications for children and the plot is easy to follow and understand. Ty knew exactly why the Onster was sad and upset. He too would be upset if he woke up to find that his friends no longer wanted to play with him. But thankfully, our Onster and little Ty realize that being helpful is much better than being mean.