Monstergarten

Daniel J. Mahoney, illus. by Jef Kaminsky. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-250-01441-2
A diminutive fuchsia monster named Patrick has been told that being scary is a prerequisite for attending Monstergarten. Luckily, his gap-toothed blue friend, Kevin, offers to teach him how. On a funny wordless spread, Kaminsky shows the monsters making their scariest faces, hanging upside down, and stretching out their tongues (meanwhile, a cute white cat easily out-scares the pair). Though Kaminsky’s Day-Glo characters look like the adorable result of a biochemical spill, readers will recognize that Patrick’s mother’s advice (“Just be yourself”) is just as applicable to human classrooms as it is to monster ones. Ages 4–5. Author’s agent: Christina A. Tugeau. Illustrator’s agent: Pippin Properties. (July)
Reviewed on: 05/27/2013
Release date: 07/02/2013
Genre: Children's
Ebook - 40 pages - 978-1-4668-3931-1
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