How I Met My Monster

One night, when Ethan reaches under his bed for a toy truck, he finds this note instead: “Monsters! Meet here for final test.” Ethan is sure his parents are trying to trick him into staying under the covers, until he sees five colorful sets of eyes blinking at him from beneath the bed. Soon, a colorful parade of quirky, squeaky little monsters compete to become Ethan’s monster. But only the little green monster, Gabe, has the perfect blend of stomach-rumbling and snorting needed to get Ethan into bed and keep him there so he falls asleep—which as everyone knows, is the real reason for monsters under beds. With its perfect balance of giggles and shivers, this silly-spooky prequel to the award-winning I Need My Monster and Hey, That’s MY Monster! will keep young readers entertained.

How I Met My Monster Sticker

How I Met My Monster Video

Themes in this story

Bedtime Routine, Imagination, Friendship


  • What do you think this story is about?
  • Which is your favorite Halloween monster?
  • Which Halloween monsters are spooky to you?
  • What do you know about a skeleton?
  • What does the word “hustle” mean?

Drag the puzzle pieces around to complete the puzzle.

How I Met My Monster Interactive Video

How I Met My Monster Story Sequence

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Comprehension Questions

How I Met My Monster Q&A
A narrator is someone who reads the story. Who is the narrator of this video?

Nancy Cartwright

An author is someone who writes a story. Who is the author of this book?

Amanda Knoll

An illustrator is someone who draws the pictures of the story. Who is the illustrator of this book?

Howard McWilliam

Who wrote the note?

Mr. Zee

Who had to meet for the final test?

The monsters

Who did the boy think was trying to trick him?

His parents

How many pairs of eyes blinked back from under the bed?


What is Monster Rule #1?

Maintain the element of surprise.

Which monster was the teacher?

The yellow monster with the long neck and a long blue tie.

What is Monster Rule #2?

Never block the bed.

What is Monster Rule #3?

Get the child into bed.

Which monster was Genghis?

The purple monster with three mouths.

Genghis’ burp was sufficiently scary.


Which monster was Gabe?

The brown monster with the green fur.

What was Gabe looking at when he started drooling?

The boy’s toes.

What is Monster Rule #4?

Keep the child in bed until the child falls asleep.

Which monster was Morgan?

The fluffy orange monster with six legs.

How did Morgan intend to keep the boy in bed?

By playing shadow puppets.

Which monster was Abigail?

The pink monster with the long eyebrows and green eyes.

Who was in the fridge shivering on the shelf?


What happened to Gabe when he ate the crackers?

He grew bigger.

What color was Gabe’s puddle of drool?


What is Monster Rule #5?

People food makes monsters grow.

Why do the monsters sleep under the children’s beds?

To help them get a good night’s sleep.

What do the monsters in the book refer to?

The things in life that scare us.

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