There Are Monsters Everywhere, believes the young protagonist of this delightful Easy Picture Book from Mercer Mayer. And I am inclined to agree. While the boy in Mayer’s book believes that monsters are under the bed, in the bathroom and out by the trash cans, I myself have been more than a bit dis-concerted by such meanies as the Earthsuck monster (which seems to have sucked away all of our DSL connectivity for the past two days, to the point I have come to the library with my laptop just to be able to get online or the Heat Wave monster who made things right steamy around here (until a Thunderstorm monster rolled in and cleared him away). Mayer’s young hero sees a sign at school and signs up for karate classes and makes short work of his monsters with amazing kicks, punches and postures. I on the other hand am not so sure what to do about my remaining monsters. But cancelling Earthlink when our contract comes up in October is beginning to seem like a Good Idea. There Are Monsters Everywhere. Recommended.