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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed at 5- to 7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
In this third book in the series, Alexander goes up against shadow smashers. These monsters can jump from shadow to shadow and cause problems such as giving irregular suntans, ruining photos, and tying someone's shoes together. They're wreaking havoc all over town! Meanwhile, a member of Alexander's Super Secret Monster Patrol (SSMP) may turn out to be a monster! Fun black-and-white illustrations bring the action to life throughout.
Troy Cummings has been drawing since he was a little kid. His illustrations have appeared in newspapers and magazines, on websites, on frozen-fish-stick packages, and in hospital waiting rooms. He has published two picture books so far: THE EENSY WEENSY SPIDER FREAKS OUT! and MORE BEARS! His third picture book, GIDDY-UP, DADDY!, publishes in April 2013. The Notebook of Doom is his first early chapter book series. He lives in Indiana with his cat and family.