Alright, I'll admit that I'm a little biased about this recommendation. This book was written by my nephew, Marcus Sikora. I also want to be upfront about something else that really doesn't matter...but I think you should know. Marcus has Down Syndrom. Marcus told the story of "Black Day, The Monster Rock Band" to his mother, who is a gifted writer, and together they brought Marcus' story to life.
"Black Day, The Monster Rock Band" is a fun children's story on the surface. But if you look a little bit deeper, you'll find a story of acceptance, inclusion and friendship despite differences.
Noah Witchell's artwork is nothing short of beautiful. When I first saw the book, my jaw dropped open. Yes, it's just that good. But there's more. The book is being turned into an animated short film that I predict will be just as amazing as the book. And, considering the Halloween theme of the book, I think you'll find that "Black Day, The Monster Rock Band" would be extra-ideal for storytime readings in October.
You can find "Black Day, The Monster Rock Band on Amazon.com or at the Bookworm Book Store in Omaha. You can also order it at www.blackdaybook.com.