cover image The Barefoot Book of Monsters!

The Barefoot Book of Monsters!

Fran Parnell. Barefoot Books, $19.99 (64pp) ISBN 978-1-84148-178-4

On a more whimsical note, The Barefoot Book of Monsters!, retold by Fran Parnell, illus. by Sophie Fatus, offers six scary encounters with outlandish creatures including ""The Terrible Chenoo"" of Algonquin legend, ""The Abominable Snowman"" from Nepal, and ""The Feathered Ogre"" from Italy. Parnell's lively retellings evoke their origins with a light touch, focusing more on fun than fear. Fatus's whimsical illustrations move with the rhythms of the bouncy text.