Trick or Treat on Monster Street

by Danny Schnitzlein
Illustrated by Matt Faulkner
Category: Themes: ,
When a jittery, jumpy kid is separated from his older brothers on Halloween night and finds himself alone on Monster Street, he fears the worst!
Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 9781561454655
  • Publication date: 09/01/2008
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 8-7/8" x 10-3/8"
  • Age Range: 4-8


When a jittery, jumpy kid is separated from his older brothers on Halloween night and finds himself alone on Monster Street, he fears the worst!

The boy’s dread of things that go bump in the night fills his head with monstrous thoughts. Lightning flashes. Bats flap overhead. Doors squeak open. Hairy arms and tentacles drop spiders into his sack. The boy is relieved when he finally meets up with another trick-or-treater. That is, until his new friend removes his mask…

Illustrator Matt Faulkner’s ghoulishly entertaining illustrations capture the playful mood of Danny Schnitzlein’s clever verse. Children will love the surprising twists and turns of the plot, especially how the young hero conquers his fears…with a little help from his new fiendish friends.


Danny Schnitzlein


Danny Schnitzlein studied creative writing at Eckerd College and holds a BS degree from the University of Florida.

Matt Faulkner


Matt Faulkner has written and illustrated a number of books, including The Black Belt, The Amazing Voyage of Jackie Grace, The Moon Clock, The Twelve Wild Geese, and The Giving Season. He has also illustrated Trick or Treat on Monster Street, The Monster Who Ate My Peas, and ScatterBrain Sam. In addition to writing and illustrating books for children, Faulkner also creates illustrations for national newspapers and magazines.


“Kids will get a kick out of hearing how one little boy overcomes his fears and how his mean brothers get their due in this story told in delightful verse.” ―Baltimore Sun

“A good story with skillful rhymes, exuberant art and lots to look at on every page.” ―San Francisco Chronicle

“Narrated in rhyming verse, Trick or Treat on Monster Street is perfect for children’s library Halloween and holiday collections.” ―Midwest Book Review

“A great Halloween picture book for all your little ghouls and goblins. Your cute little pumpkin will like it too. Highly Recommended.” ―Boys to Books

“This book encourages diversity via not judging by appearances, with a good dose of sibling revenge when the older brothers see what he brings back from trick-or-treating on Monster Street.” ―Janet Boyer

“It details, in a very fun way, that fears can be in the eye of the beholder and are easily overcome.” ―Jenn’s Bookshelves

“A great book for all ages that will keep you in scares and stitches year after year, this is definitely a family friendly read for all your Halloween celebrations.” ―Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers


Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2009

More Details

AR Level: 3.1
F&P: GRL M, Gr 2, Genre F
Themes: Bullying, Facing Fears, Friendship, Prejudice
BISAC 2: JUV017030 JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
BISAC 3: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories