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Short Stories for Little Monsters

by Marie-Louise Gay

tagged: humorous stories, imagination & play
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published: Jun 2020
ISBN:9781773065229
publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Description

This hilarious collection of illustrated stories gives us a glimpse into the things children wonder about every day.

What do cats really see? What do trees talk about? Should you make funny faces on a windy day? Do worms rule the world? Do mothers always tell the truth? Do snails have nightmares?

These short stories are illustrated in vibrant watercolor and collage in cartoon style. They are rich in detail and tiny humorous subplots that will delight all little sharp-eyed monsters.

About the Author

Marie-Louise Gay

MARIE-LOUISE GAY has won awards, including the Governor General\s Award for her children\'s book illustrations.'
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
k to 3
Awards
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award, Young People's Literature — Illustrated Books
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens
Editorial Reviews

In these comics-style snapshots of whimsy, Gay lets children and other creatures break the rules of ordinary life. … Imagination makes the strangest things possible.

— Publishers Weekly

Don’t be surprised if this one becomes a dog-eared favorite in your child’s bedroom or your school library or classroom. It’s smart, funny, entertaining, and eminently browse-able. More picture books like this, please.

— Kirkus Reviews

Original, inventive, pore-overable, and child-pleasing; it's well worth being deemed a "little monster" to be the audience for this book.

— Horn Book, STARRED REVIEW

A whimsical, attractive, and unique book.

— CM Magazine

This volume is worth reading multiple times to enjoy the humor and to revisit the witty illustrations and snappy dialogue.

— School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

Gay's whimsical artwork is always a treat.… Little ones will appreciate the bite-size nature of these playful stories and gentle jokes, as well as the riotous spreads packed with lively details.

— Booklist

Silly and funny and unique, graced with the fabulous illustrations by Marie-Louise Gay.

— Youth Services Book Review, STARRED REVIEW

Fans of Louis Sachar's Wayside School stories and Shel Silverstein's repertoire of drawings will delight as this picture book joins their ranks.

— Kirkus Reviews

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