Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Love Monster by Rachel Bright


Meet Monster, he's trying to meet someone who will love him, googly-eyes and all. Finding just that perfect someone can be hard in a world where everyone else is cute and fluffy and you're the funny looking one, especially in a town called Cutesville. Monster however is determined, as he sets out on a journey in the "big, wide world," with his monster teddy in hand.

The text is simple, bright and bold for early readers. Author and illustrator Rachel Bright uses a different illustrative technique called "solar etching, which uses ultraviolet plates. So the monster in this book is quite literally, made of sunshine." Now that's a nice thought, isn't it?  Love Monster is a delightful, heartwarming story, much like Penguin in Love by Salina Yoon. Share them both with someone you love, today.

If you'd like to see how Rachel created her solar etching images for Love Monster, check out this cool video by HarperCollins Children's Books:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e8yxqht0i0

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