We have two Peter McCarty books right now, and Jeremy Draws a Monster is the current favorite. Jeremy is a little boy who stays in his room and draws - even when he can see other kids playing outside his window. One day Jeremy draws a monster who begins to rule Jeremy's life. The monster dictates a long list of necessities, which keep Jeremy inside drawing for him all day, and the monster even takes Jeremy's bed at night. The monster, who has the number "3" on his belly just as Jeremy has the number "3" on his tee shirt, easily could be Jeremy's fear of making friends. Will Jeremy let the monster rule his life forever?
No. Jeremy is a crafty little guy who figures out exactly how to deal with his fear monster.