by Michelle Knudsen
All the other kids in Marilyn’s class are getting their monsters. Each monster finds his or her child, until Marilyn is the only one left without one. She tries to wait patiently for it to find her, but finally takes matters into her own hands. A great story about finding your own destiny instead of waiting passively for life to happen to you. This book seems almost like the opposite of Beekle to me. It would be fun to read them together. Recommended for grades K-2.