I previously posted on Norman Bridwell's The Witches' Catalog. Here's another fun book by Bridwell that purports to be non-fiction... a guide for owning and caring for your own pet monster.
Only four types of monsters are covered here: Frankensteins, mummies, vampires and werewolves.
The author recommends shopping at your neighborhood monster store (they open after midnight).
A Frankenstein-type monster will feel right at home in a dark cellar. Rattle some chains to help make him comfortable.
If your parents are always complaining about noise, a nice quiet mummy is the pet for you.
You might find one by scrounging in the dumpster behind a museum.
Keep your mummy dry, and don't unwrap him!
Vampires are next, and this book offers a creative way to catch one.
Toss your hat up in the air when a bat flies by and the bat may fly into it. Put him in a cage, and by morning, he could turn into a vampire.
Vampires require a coffin for sleep.
You'll have to attend to his grooming needs as vampires are afraid of mirrors.
Finally there is the werewolf. The book warns against owning a werewolf unless you're reconciled to the fact that he'll only look like a monster on nights when the moon is full.
If your werewolf falls ill, the time of the month will dictate whether he goes to a doctor or the vet.
Keep a running tally of your friends in case your werewolf has eaten one.
Buy How To Care For Your Monster here.
2 years ago