Thursday, October 8, 2015

Mind your Monsters by Catherine Bailey and Oriol Vidal (Sterling)

Cue the wibbly wobbly 50s B-Movie music. It's time for an awesome stack of invading monsters to take over your town! Run and hide!
From its Disney-esque and truly gorgeous artwork, to its tongue-in-cheek B-Movie observations, "Mind your Monsters" by Catherine Bailey and Oriol Vidal is show stoppingly glorious.

Young Wally happens to live in a fairly ordinary town until one day a mass invasion sees monsters of every shape, size, colour and kind bursting forth to wreak havoc. Trashing buildings, stamping on cars, generally ponging to high heaven, these monsters are a horrible lot but perhaps Wally knows the secret of winning them over. Could it be as simple as just saying "please" ?

"Mind your Monsters" is a manners lesson dished up in the most delicious clothing. Fans of Pixar movies and that glorious almost coloured-pencil-style artwork are really going to take to this like ducks to water and the story is a lovely easy read for kids who love monsters and mayhem. Utterly brilliant!

Charlotte's favourite bit: Monster dietary habits leave a LOT to be desired. Ugh!

Daddy's favourite bit: Just about every type of monster you can possibly imagine or dream up is wheeled out to serve up a delicious moral lesson on the merits of being polite (and yes, saying please!)

(Kindly sent to us for review by Sterling Publishing)

"Mind your Monsters"

Written by Catherine Bailey

Illustrated by Oriol Vidal

Published by Sterling Publishing

Release Date: 8th October 2015

1 comment:

Catherine Bailey said...

Well thank you! That is a wonderful review :)! Also, I hope you never get eaten by monsters. You're way too nice.