Monsters of Manhattan

As night falls on the city that never sleeps,
the graveyard shift begins and out comes the monster crew.
With great pride, they slither, stomp and even fly,
to do the jobs that keep the city safe, for me and you.

This book brings together individual characters from monster series and other creatures to depict a day (night) in the life of what various monster civil servants do as policemen, firemen, ambulance drivers (EMS) with the “monster” sensibilities worked in.  Could include real safety points that fireman, policeman etc… teach kids ie; if you get lost look for a policeman, don’t play with matches, “Fire bad!”  etc… In the end, we communicate how safe they make us all feel knowing they are around.

Frankenstein (policeman) example:
• Takes baby Frankenstein to “Monster Night Care”
• Gives directions to someone in front of NY Public library
• Controls traffic/stops a car using strength at a cross walk in Times Square
• Spoils a bank robbery by scaring the crooks
• Gives a car a jump using neck bolts in front of Grand Central Terminal

Dracula (ambulance driver/ems):
• Takes baby Dracula to “Monster Night Care”
• Bandages up an ankle injury someone received ice skating at Rockefeller Center
• Gives oxygen to an elderly person
• Helps deliver baby

Werewolf (fireman) example:
• Takes baby Werewolf to “Monster Night Care”
• Werewolf has great sense of smell and detects smoke/everyone should have detector in home
• Has great sense of hearing, can hear someone crying for help
• Puts fire out in abandoned building by docks
• Saves a cat stuck in a tree for a little girl in uptown Harlem

Additional ideas for other monsters:
• Giant ape (King Kong) – air traffic controller on Empire State building…
• Lagoon creature – Sewer worker