D Is for Drool: My Monster Alphabet is from the I Need My Monster series. The lead singers are Amanda Noll and Shari Dash Greenspan with Howard McWilliam on illustrations.
We the reader find out that T is for Tentacles, D is for Drool, C is for Claws, and each lyrical letter gets its own monster worded page. Or could share the page but gets its own spot as the parade of monsters walk by to help the young child of the book fall asleep. Some might be a little “forced” (Y is for Yawn, not exactly monster related, but the job has been almost completed, to get the boy off to bed, to dream land). You will see spikes, ears, bellies and things like tails come across the stage and under the waiting bed.
The pages are squished, squashed, and busting a joint with details, hidden and not so hidden gems, and color. Even though the colors are a big darker due to the bedtime/nighttime attitude of this picture book, they still can pop and flares of colors due scream out once and while.
I have not read the others in the series, such as How I Met My Monster or Hey, That’s My Monster! but something tells me they are equally sweet and spooky (and by spooky, I mean not at all). The chorus of characters are simple, fun, and I am sure very loving. This book might not be the best solo performance, but it is a great addition to the albums that come before.