About the book

Through No Monster Here, readers join brothers Jacob and Joey’s imaginative world as they search for a monster. The debut work of writer/educator Colleen Thomas and illustrator Alyssa Thomas, explores creative discovery through child’s play. No Monster Here honors traditional monster stories and is an entertaining adventure for children, parents, grandparents and teachers.

About the author

Colleen Thomas, M. Ed. – Writer & Educator

Colleen Thomas, children’s author & educator holds a masters degree in education, and is a life-long educator and storyteller. With over 30 years experience in education and business, Colleen has implemented educational programs, trained and mentored co-workers in public education, private schools and head start and early head start classrooms. As co-director and founder of Children’s Choice, a private elementary school and early childhood educational center, she developed age appropriate curriculum and enrichment programs for over twenty years. She believes in the power of storytelling as a way to motivate and educate learners of every age.

About the illustrator

Alyssa Thomas – Illustrator & Designer
Alyssa designs handmade, quirky, plush toys and embroidery patterns for her company Penguin & Fish. She is passionate about creating things for children and is constantly making some sort of new toy or art project. Alyssa blogs about art & design at penguinandfish.blogspot.com She is also the co-founder of Studio Collective where she designs and illustrates stationery products.

What people are saying about No Monster Here

“I teach first graders and find this book great for younger children… a mixture of safety and security as well as the excitement of the unknown. The subject is close to the hearts of young children. This story uses many words in children’s vocabulary while providing picture clues to reinforce the vocabulary. Illustrations are detailed, colorful, and provide visual support to the text… an excellent addition to children’s literature.”

– Sheri, First Grade Teacher

“I’ll order a copy for my school. Illustrations are great too!”
– Greg, Child Psychologist

“I absolutely love this… adore the illustrations… and story… I can hear you… telling this story out loud.
– Royann, Parent