Books for Children

We Wish for a Monster Christmas

By Sue Fliess (Author), Claudia Ranucci (Illustrator)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


We Wish for a Monster Christmas

by Sue Fliess, Claudia Ranucci



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
We wish for a furry monster,
A big, hairy, scary monster,
Our own stomping, chomping monster, for Christmas this year!
Dear Santa: please bring us a MONSTER for Christmas! This hilarious parody of the traditional carol stars two siblings who want something just a little more special than the usual toys for their Christmas gift. Mom and Dad refuse—so they appeal to a higher power: Santa. And since they’ve been good all year, he delivers. But having a monster in the house may not be all it's cracked up to be . . . as the kids discover when he turns their playroom to rubble and causes tons of trouble. Now, what will they do? Delighted readers will sing along with the merry song.

Sue Fliess (pronounced “fleece”) has published more than 20 children’s books—11 of them in the last two years (Shoes for Me!, A Dress for Me!, and Let’s Build: all Amazon titles; Tons of Trucks, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Robots, Robots, Everywhere!, How To Be A Pirate, How to Be A Superhero, and The Hug Book: all Little Golden Books; and A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me!, published by Albert Whitman & Co.) and has 10 more books under contract. Her picture books have been used as curriculum tools in schools and in museum educational programs.
Her background is in copywriting, PR, and marketing, and her articles have appeared in O! (the Oprah Magazine), Huffington Post, Writer's Digest,, and more. She is thrilled that her OprahMagazine article was chosen for inclusion in O's Little Books of Happiness, which published in March 2015. Sue is available for author visits, speaking engagements, and interviews. Learn more about Sue at and follow her on Twitter at @SueFliess. She lives in northern Virginia.

Claudia Ranucci was born in Rome, but now lives in Spain. She runs a small Spanish publishing house in Madrid, and is also a designer and illustrator. Her illustration work has been published in France, Portugal, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Brazil.

We Wish for a Monster Christmas Official Book Trailer

Pub Date: 10/3/2017

ISBN: 9781454918943

Price: $16.95 / $19.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 10.875 x 8.5 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Holiday/Christmas & Hanukkah

Age Range: 3 to 99

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

Carton Quantity: 30