A lot of kids go to bed early because of Old Man Ene, or eat all their soup when they hear the Boogeyman knocking at the door. Thus, this guide consists of a journey in the darkest corners of every monster’s psyche. Yes, they may be bad, ugly,grotesque, mischievous and whatnot, but at the same time aren't they the ones that teach you not to steal? That insist you eat everything off your plate? That make you act polite? In a way, you may say that their sole purpose in this world is to help others. All they ask for in exchange is a bit of understanding.
In this book, every monster has:
- a colorscheme
- a story
- a home
- ten personal objects
It's hard to drift off to sleep knowing that Old Man Ene may tip toe into your room. He sprinkles very fine sand into your eyes, blows on the back of your neck and then watches you sleep. If he'd know what kids think of him, he'd probably not do things this certain way. Ene has two umbrellas: one with pictures on the inside, for the kids who behave, and another that is gray and ugly, for those who don't. If you earn it, Old Man Ene opens the good umbrella and holds it just above your head for you to dream wonderful dreams. If you don't, you get the bad umbrella and have horrible nightmares all night.
Nobody has ever seen Monster Ene, but if he wouldn't have had such strange methods, he wouldn't have been even considered a monster. His skin is white and his very long beard is also white because he doesn't really like the sun (that's why he lives on the Moon). There are not a lot of things to do there during the day. Every so often, you may find him fishing for stars(his source of light) which he then melts and makes candles, or just keeps as light bulbs. He also collects jars where he keeps his sand, sorted by concentration and he shares his love for darkness with his owl, Paul. His best friend is the Boogey Man (they've known each other since they were kids). Sometimes you may see them sharing a bottle of wine and a meaningful conversation in the Boogeyman's house in the middle of Nowhere.
Now and then, he talks on the phone with Old Man Ene, who waves at him when he peaks through his telescope. The Boogeyman is a very refined monster, you'll never see him without his trench coat and hat (that's why nobody has ever seen his face). In the afternoon he either listens to jazz music played on his old gramophone (which he got from his grandfather) or takes a walk through the middle of Nowhere and takes pictures. He says that the light in that certain time of day is best for doing that. He likes taking photographs with his Polaroid camera because he's to impatient to wait for photos on film to be developed.
When she was young (before the transformation) she wanted to be a ballerina. She got that from the music box received from her mother (when she still loved her,Ghionoaia says). After the unfortunate incident, depression started to sink in and she started eating a lot of cookies and cupcakes. She's very unhappy with how she looks, so every mirror in her house is broken. She prefers being alone, because sharing her things with others isn't her most favorite thing in the world (not even with her sister, Scorpia). Because of that, she has the tendency to keep a lot of useless things (and is, in fact, a horder).