Monsters You Should Know || Funny, Cute & Surprising

 

Title: Monsters You Should Know
Author: Emma SanCartier
Page Count: 112 pages
Genre: Children’s
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: September 11, 2017
Buy It: Chapters Indigo

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Meet the world’s most unusual monsters in this darkly funny collection of creatures and cryptids from folkloric history. Illustrator Emma SanCartier captures the bizarre and hilarious elements of 17 monsters from around the world in a light, tongue-in-cheek tone, from the Japanese dream-eater Baku and the Persian carnivorous unicorn Shadhavar to the Eastern-European Shurale, a literal tickle monster. Packaged in a textured three-piece case and illustrated in lush watercolor, Monsters You Should Know is a perfect primer for the many strange, frightening, and compelling things that go bump in the night.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS

Oh! Oh! This was so freaking cute. Every time I flipped the page I either laughed or was surprised. This was such a treat and I really think fans of folklore should add this to their collection! It’s great for kids and us fairytale obsessed. This was short but such a great addition to your shelves.

The Illustrations
The images were so cute! Such adorable artwork but also really surprising. The balance of cute and scary worked so well.

The Characters
I loved learning about the different monsters that cultures have in their lore to teach children lessons. From Japan to Germany these creatures were so fun to learn about. I loved them!

The Themes
Monsters You Should Know 
definitely covers the typical fairytale themes. Not to talk to strangers, don’t go wandering the woods, etc. But it does it in a way that makes you laugh and smile while at the same time instilling these themes effectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Thank you Raincoast Books for sending me a copy of this beautiful book in exchange for an honest review.**

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