Yes. In fact he wrote me once but it was hard to read his handwriting because he has such big, thick fingers. Plus the paper was all wet. But I wrote him back anyway and we became pen pals. I think Nessy was upset that nobody believed in him, so I sent him a nice drawing of me riding him.
2. If the Cookie Monster ever got tired of cookies, what dessert do you think he'd fixate on next?
If the Cookie Monster was anything like me, and I assume he is, he would move on to doughnuts. Doughnuts are the world’s most perfect food because you can eat them with your hands and they have icing on them.
3. Did you think there were monsters under your bed (or in your closet?) as a child?
Yes, and it made me quite afraid of the dark. But then I realized that if there were monsters in my room, they were probably as scared of me as I was of them. Then I felt sorry for them, and would sing songs like “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Cyclops” to calm them down.
4. What monster do you think is most underappreciated?
Well Nessy sure complains a lot, but I think the most overlooked monster is probably the ghost. I mean, everyone thinks he is so cute – floating around in his little twirly sheet, with his big dark eyes. But seriously, he doesn’t have feet! That’s just plain scary to me.
5. Would a monster with tentacles or a monster with claws win a monster throw down?
Excellent, excellent question. Scientists have been trying to answer this one for years. The answer depends on how many tentacles versus how many claws.
6. What is your favorite monster from Mind Your Monsters?
I’d have to say… the mutant octopus, because he is big and pink and the very first one to listen to Wally, my main character, when he says the magic word. Though the little purple guys come in a close second.
Vampires and werewolves and zombies—oh my! It's a monster invasion, and the stinky-smelling creatures are destroying Wally's peaceful little town. They scare the kids, knock over the lampposts, and make a mess of everything. And no one can stop them—until, fed up, Wally says . . . the magic word, "PLEASE." Learning good manners has never been as monstrously fun!
Then I turned my back for just a second and... gone. All of them! Rotten monsters.
They were on top of the fridge...
On my kitchen shelves...
Hanging out with my mugs...
They were some troublesome monsters!