I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll. Illustrated by Howard McWilliam Young Ethan is shocked at bedtime to discover that his personal under-the-bed monster, Gabe, has gone on vacation for a week. Since he can’t possibly get to sleep without a monster, he sends for a substitute – but can any one else can live up to his exacting monster standards? It’s a fun and unusual premise, and the pictures match perfectly. They are (according to the note) pencil on paper filled in with digital acrylic paint. It’s a vivid style reminiscent of Pixar, with lots of inventive monsters and Ethan’s big-eyed reactions. This is perfect both for kids enamored of monsters, as mine is, and could help those afraid of monsters to put a more pleasant spin on them.
- Follow alibrarymama on WordPress.com
Tags#ReadDiverse2017 #weNeedDiverseBooks 48 hour book challenge adult fantasy adult fiction adult nonfiction adventure African-American Armchair Cybils audio audiobooks award winners classics contemporary fantasy cooking Cybils diversity dragons early chapter books fairy tales fantasy fiction gardening graphic novels health historical fantasy historical fiction humor knitting mr. fp multiculturalism musical fantasy mystery nonfiction parenting picture books pirates romance science fiction steampunk superheroes teen teen fantasy teen fiction teen science fiction Top Ten Tuesday youth fantasy youth fiction youth graphic novels youth science fiction