I think everyone one of us believed in Monsters when we were young, animators/artists just keep believing it even 'til we're 100. :D
I have the privilege to work with a talented artist such as Tim Dowling, everyone go and check out his art page on facebook here! (you can also buy the book on Amazon) He's SUPER talented, and has made this awesome children's book "The Truth about Monsters".
If you ever wondered how monsters REALLY are , then you should totally get this book, the art is amazing, and the story is super cute and original.
I'll definitely be passing this onto my little niece... after I've read it of course!;P