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Kirk Scroggs (The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid) brings you a new type of best friend! Casey has always loved monster movies; in fact, he considers himself something of an expert in monsters. He spends his day doing normal kid things, like attending school and riding his bike around his town of Serena Mar--and filling his journal with helpful ways to take care of the various m Kirk Scroggs (The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid) brings you a new type of best friend! Casey has always loved monster movies; in fact, he considers himself something of an expert in monsters. He spends his day doing normal kid things, like attending school and riding his bike around his town of Serena Mar--and filling his journal with helpful ways to take care of the various monsters who live all around them...whom no one else seems to know exist. But as Casey delves deeper into the history of his spooky friends--or are they fiends? --he uncovers more than just skeletons in the closet. Turns out there's a Frankenstein and maybe a werewolf tucked in there, too! And he's just starting to wonder if it's possible that his new friend, Zandra, has a secret of her own, as well... We Found a Monster is a fun, funny, and fast-paced tale about learning what true friendship is, and respecting the secrets we all have inside.


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Kirk Scroggs (The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid) brings you a new type of best friend! Casey has always loved monster movies; in fact, he considers himself something of an expert in monsters. He spends his day doing normal kid things, like attending school and riding his bike around his town of Serena Mar--and filling his journal with helpful ways to take care of the various m Kirk Scroggs (The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid) brings you a new type of best friend! Casey has always loved monster movies; in fact, he considers himself something of an expert in monsters. He spends his day doing normal kid things, like attending school and riding his bike around his town of Serena Mar--and filling his journal with helpful ways to take care of the various monsters who live all around them...whom no one else seems to know exist. But as Casey delves deeper into the history of his spooky friends--or are they fiends? --he uncovers more than just skeletons in the closet. Turns out there's a Frankenstein and maybe a werewolf tucked in there, too! And he's just starting to wonder if it's possible that his new friend, Zandra, has a secret of her own, as well... We Found a Monster is a fun, funny, and fast-paced tale about learning what true friendship is, and respecting the secrets we all have inside.

30 review for We Found a Monster

  1. 5 out of 5

    M. [storme reads a lot]

    What a fun graphic novel. I was delighted the entire time I was reading this. The author has a way of engaging the reader and the illustrations are phenomenal as well. I can imagine this being a big hit with kids that like creepy things and goosebumps books. Even though I am an adult, I still really enjoy monsters and have so much fun with. This is the fun kind of book that will make kids laugh and just have a great time reading. I think this will be great for kids starting in fourth grade to si What a fun graphic novel. I was delighted the entire time I was reading this. The author has a way of engaging the reader and the illustrations are phenomenal as well. I can imagine this being a big hit with kids that like creepy things and goosebumps books. Even though I am an adult, I still really enjoy monsters and have so much fun with. This is the fun kind of book that will make kids laugh and just have a great time reading. I think this will be great for kids starting in fourth grade to sixth grade because that’s when monsters seem cool And less scary. Graphic novels are a lot of fun and it’s a great way to get kids to read in another type of format. As a parent and a future library and in training I love these types of books and look forward to sharing these with my own child when he is big enough to read these types of books. A huge thank you to net galley and to the publisher for the advanced reader copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Wayne McCoy

    'We Found a Monster' by Kirk Scroggs is a graphic novel in the form of a young monster fiend's notebook. Casey loves monster movies, and now he's been finding them and hiding them in his house. A new girl at school named Zandra learns of Casey's obsession and tells him about a monster she found. Casey and Zandra become friends, but sometimes the monsters around us are hidden in plain sight. This was a good read for younger readers. I liked the author's take on the Swamp Thing also, and this is a s 'We Found a Monster' by Kirk Scroggs is a graphic novel in the form of a young monster fiend's notebook. Casey loves monster movies, and now he's been finding them and hiding them in his house. A new girl at school named Zandra learns of Casey's obsession and tells him about a monster she found. Casey and Zandra become friends, but sometimes the monsters around us are hidden in plain sight. This was a good read for younger readers. I liked the author's take on the Swamp Thing also, and this is a similar style. I like the journal style and the art. I received a review copy of this graphic novel from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bill

    This was more of a 2 to 2.5 for me but I know I'm not the target audience so I rated it higher. It was a pleasant enough story but there were several elements that were glossed over and, as such, took me out of the narrative. I think someone in grades 3 to 6 would enjoy it, especially if they're into monsters. This was more of a 2 to 2.5 for me but I know I'm not the target audience so I rated it higher. It was a pleasant enough story but there were several elements that were glossed over and, as such, took me out of the narrative. I think someone in grades 3 to 6 would enjoy it, especially if they're into monsters.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind)

    Fun story about two kids who love and protect Monsters. It has some ties to the DC Universe.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kailey (Luminous Libro)

    Casey writes in his art journal to tell us the story of how monsters keep finding him! There's a vampire in the attic, and gremlins in the basement. Frankenstein keeps recharging his brain batteries and making the electric bill go up. A huge cephalopod lives in the kiddie pool in the backyard. When a new girl arrives at school, Casey finds out that she is interested in monsters too. And there is a new pink monster in town. I love the colorful art style! It really draws the reader into the story. Casey writes in his art journal to tell us the story of how monsters keep finding him! There's a vampire in the attic, and gremlins in the basement. Frankenstein keeps recharging his brain batteries and making the electric bill go up. A huge cephalopod lives in the kiddie pool in the backyard. When a new girl arrives at school, Casey finds out that she is interested in monsters too. And there is a new pink monster in town. I love the colorful art style! It really draws the reader into the story. The colors are so bright and fun. I love the funny expressions on the characters’ faces. Some of the sketches are just pencil drawings, and some are filled-in with color. It really looks like someone's journal with text and illustrations thrown all over the page. I like the pacing of the book, and there is plenty of action to keep your interest. I like the character development, and the monster mysteries that are around every corner. Everyone has something to hide, and that creates a lot of suspense. The plot does a good job of balancing a lot of different characters. They are all memorable and fun! The comedic writing style is sarcastic and silly. I enjoyed reading it! Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

  6. 5 out of 5

    M. K. French

    Casey is a normal kid in Serena Mar except for one thing: he's a monster magnet. Monsters have been coming to his home needing a place to stay, food to eat, and a lot of attention to keep from being lonely. He has to make sure his father doesn't realize they're in the house and still go to school. Zandra is the new girl at school and finds out about the monsters he keeps. She found a monster, too, and needs his help to take care of it. This comic book is aimed at children ages 8 to 12, but anyone Casey is a normal kid in Serena Mar except for one thing: he's a monster magnet. Monsters have been coming to his home needing a place to stay, food to eat, and a lot of attention to keep from being lonely. He has to make sure his father doesn't realize they're in the house and still go to school. Zandra is the new girl at school and finds out about the monsters he keeps. She found a monster, too, and needs his help to take care of it. This comic book is aimed at children ages 8 to 12, but anyone with a love of monsters and monster movies can still enjoy this. Kirk Scroggs has written a number of other children's books, and this one is written as if it's Casey's comic. Each page is made to look like lined notebook paper, with sketches of the monsters, handwriting style printing for the text, stenciled numbers and letters for the times, and the appearance of stickers or washi tape keeping notes on the page. It's such a fun style to look at, and the story was just as engaging as the art. The tie to the DC universe is mentions of heroes and Gotham City. The main story revolves around Casey, taking care of the monsters as best as he can and keeping their secrets, as well as Zandra, a girl with a monster and secrets of her own. Casey isn't sure he can trust Zandra with the identities of his monsters, especially when he's concerned that regular townspeople would want to destroy the monsters in his care. An evil droid is trying to hunt down monsters, too, adding to his motivation to keep them safe. He has a bully making fun of him at school, a father that wants him to do chores as well as schoolwork, and an inner drive to be different. I can really sympathize with Casey, who has so much on his plate. When he learns that some people can be trusted, he is still tired but not as tense at the end of the book. This is a wonderful book about friendship and responsibility: a message kids will absorb without even realizing it. Casey opens his notebook saying this is the thirteenth one and closes it with hints that there are more stories in his future. I hope there really are because this was a fun comic to read.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    I received a digital ARC via NetGalley from DC Comics. This journal style book with lots of illustrations for young readers tells the story of monster obsessed Casey Clive who lives with his dad. Casey is determined to not let his dad know about the monsters living in their house. A new girl in school takes interest in Casey and befriends him despite his attempts at avoiding her. As it turns out Zandra has secrets of her own and the two ride it out to a thrilling end alongside each other. The ill I received a digital ARC via NetGalley from DC Comics. This journal style book with lots of illustrations for young readers tells the story of monster obsessed Casey Clive who lives with his dad. Casey is determined to not let his dad know about the monsters living in their house. A new girl in school takes interest in Casey and befriends him despite his attempts at avoiding her. As it turns out Zandra has secrets of her own and the two ride it out to a thrilling end alongside each other. The illustrations in this book are beyond fabulous and each monster living with Casey gets their own 2-page spread at some point. There is a lot of fun and adventure between Casey, Zandra and the monster crew. Fans of How to Train Your Dragon might like this monstrous take on a journal story infused with lots of color. Good for grades 3-6. Fun stuff to keep reader’s engaged.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Meghan

    This book was received as an ARC from DC Entertainment - DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. I could not get enough of this book and not only the writing but the drawings and layout of this book. I love the notebook feel to it reflecting the ages of Casey and Zandra and the monsters were brilliantly drawn (loved the monster that looked very much like a cat!) At first I didn't understand the text and how it was much lik This book was received as an ARC from DC Entertainment - DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. I could not get enough of this book and not only the writing but the drawings and layout of this book. I love the notebook feel to it reflecting the ages of Casey and Zandra and the monsters were brilliantly drawn (loved the monster that looked very much like a cat!) At first I didn't understand the text and how it was much like a handwriting style but as I read on and got the overall concept of the book, I appreciated it much more. A lot of our young patrons will really enjoy this book and the 5th and 6th grade teachers should have it in their classrooms and school libraries too. We will consider adding this title to our JFiction collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Teresa Grabs

    Kirk Scroggs as yet to have a miss and We Found a Monster didn't disappoint. Casey Clive is a sixth-grader who lives with his dad and has become an expert liar--he has to cover up for the monsters somehow. Zandra, Casey's new human friend, has monster problems of her own, and together they work to solve each others' problems while navigating their lives. Each monster in Casey's house has their time in the spotlight which brings the story to life. The illustrations, dialogue, and humor are wonder Kirk Scroggs as yet to have a miss and We Found a Monster didn't disappoint. Casey Clive is a sixth-grader who lives with his dad and has become an expert liar--he has to cover up for the monsters somehow. Zandra, Casey's new human friend, has monster problems of her own, and together they work to solve each others' problems while navigating their lives. Each monster in Casey's house has their time in the spotlight which brings the story to life. The illustrations, dialogue, and humor are wonderfully spot on, and I am sure kids (and adults) will love this new diary-style graphic novel when it is published in January. Thank you, NetGalley and DC Entertainment for the opportunity to read an advance reading copy.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    While the first few pages of this graphic novel made it seem like part of a series, and some of the jokes may go over younger reader's heads, I thought We Found a Monster was an entertaining, cute, and quick read. The illustrations are great and I enjoyed the characters of Casey and Zandra and their unique friendship. This would probably be best for middle schoolers but some upper elementary students may really enjoy it as well. I would happily purchase this for my library and am curious to see While the first few pages of this graphic novel made it seem like part of a series, and some of the jokes may go over younger reader's heads, I thought We Found a Monster was an entertaining, cute, and quick read. The illustrations are great and I enjoyed the characters of Casey and Zandra and their unique friendship. This would probably be best for middle schoolers but some upper elementary students may really enjoy it as well. I would happily purchase this for my library and am curious to see the next installment.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Christine Irvin

    Casey Clive has a “collection” of monsters that have come to hide out at his house ever since his mother died. Casey spends hours of his time caring for his monsters and keeping them hidden. His job is much more complicated since he has to do all this while trying to keep up with his school work. Now, there’s a new girl in school, Zandra, who not only has figured out that Casy has hidden monsters in his life, she has found a new one and she needs his help. The book is a graphic novel, written li Casey Clive has a “collection” of monsters that have come to hide out at his house ever since his mother died. Casey spends hours of his time caring for his monsters and keeping them hidden. His job is much more complicated since he has to do all this while trying to keep up with his school work. Now, there’s a new girl in school, Zandra, who not only has figured out that Casy has hidden monsters in his life, she has found a new one and she needs his help. The book is a graphic novel, written like a journal, filled with doodles and drawings and text.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Powell

    Not the easiest book to read electronically, but I'm sure the print version would be much better. This graphic novel is written in journal form by the main character Casey Clive who is a 6th grade student who attracts monsters. The story line indicates there are eight monsters living with him, but his father doesn't know about them, so Casey has to come up with outlandish stories every time his father hears something odd. Third through Sixth graders who enjoy graphics, diaries, or monsters would Not the easiest book to read electronically, but I'm sure the print version would be much better. This graphic novel is written in journal form by the main character Casey Clive who is a 6th grade student who attracts monsters. The story line indicates there are eight monsters living with him, but his father doesn't know about them, so Casey has to come up with outlandish stories every time his father hears something odd. Third through Sixth graders who enjoy graphics, diaries, or monsters would enjoy this one.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Erica

    Take a deep breath as you prepare for a wild pictoral and narrative adventure! Told in diary format meet Clive, a adolescent boy who lives with his father and has the power to attract monsters, as he discovers a new friend that has a monster problem of her own. Funny, fast paced, and fresh for it's characters and format. Fans of popular diary style books will dig this! Take a deep breath as you prepare for a wild pictoral and narrative adventure! Told in diary format meet Clive, a adolescent boy who lives with his father and has the power to attract monsters, as he discovers a new friend that has a monster problem of her own. Funny, fast paced, and fresh for it's characters and format. Fans of popular diary style books will dig this!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Stephen

    A total delight. The mash of interesting, funny, endearing monsters is a blast, the story is engaging, the jokes come fast snd furious, and the illustrations contain tons of tiny, extra jokes and funny critters on practically every page.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Destiny Henderson

    A bit of a slow start, but I found this charming. A new favorite for kids. 3.5

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alise

    This was a cute read for kids. It includes monsters without the scary elements of horror. Includes brief lessons about apologies and being kind to others. Overall nice.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

    Super fun tale of Casey and his monsters! Funny and full of action, this graphic novel will be a hit with young readers who love everything monsters.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    Graphic Novel I received an electronic ARC from DC Entertainment through NetGalley. Scroggs created an amusing graphic novel for middle grades with some deeper undertones. Hints are given throughout about the grief and healing taking place for this dad and son. Casey is a sixth grader who has become proficient at hiding things from his dad - specifically, monsters. They find him and he takes care of them. He also meets a new girl who needs help with a monster she found. Casey learns to reach out a Graphic Novel I received an electronic ARC from DC Entertainment through NetGalley. Scroggs created an amusing graphic novel for middle grades with some deeper undertones. Hints are given throughout about the grief and healing taking place for this dad and son. Casey is a sixth grader who has become proficient at hiding things from his dad - specifically, monsters. They find him and he takes care of them. He also meets a new girl who needs help with a monster she found. Casey learns to reach out again and let down some of the barriers he built from losing his mom. A surprising to him discovery about Zandra and danger from something chasing the monsters, tightens the bonds between Zandra and he, and he and his dad, and even leads to one more connection with his mom. Scroggs sets it in journal format and the voice of a middle schooler comes through clearly. He continues to reveal more about his characters as the story progresses and wraps the story with enough hints for a sequel to come. Middle grade readers will love the monsters, the humor, the struggles to fit in and the need to take care of someone/thing that comes through clearly.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cassandra

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

  21. 4 out of 5

    Amber Nicole

  22. 5 out of 5

    Gabriel (Gabriels_universe)

  23. 5 out of 5

    Willie

  24. 5 out of 5

    Alexis

  25. 5 out of 5

    Danny

  26. 5 out of 5

    Diana

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kris Cram

  28. 5 out of 5

    El Neo

  29. 5 out of 5

    Robert Greenberger

  30. 4 out of 5

    J.R.

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