REVIEW: My Monsterpiece by Amalia Hoffman
A celebration of imagination, creativity, acceptance, and art that will delight children of all ages.
Ever tried to make the meanest, wildest, scariest monster? What if even a green tongue, pointy horns, creepy sharp teeth, and claws won’t frighten anyone away?
Join the frustrated artist on a hilariously hair-raising adventure where the scary and not scary mingle and lead to the discovery that overcoming fear and prejudice can bring about a wonderful FRIENDSHIP.
Has any child ever proudly presented you with a piece of artwork which you then scrambled to try and figure out what it is? And then you guessed wrong? Despite the fact that the child yelled “RAHHHHHH!” or “GRRRRRRR!” Or that they made it bright and colorful with horns or pointy teeth and claws or a long tongue? Each time this child creates a wonderful drawing and decorates it with string, yarn, fruit loop-esque cereal, raffia, or paint – no one gets that it’s supposed to be not just a monster but a monsterpiece. But maybe monsters aren’t all supposed to be scary. Perhaps they can do fun things and enjoy getting along?
The illustrations are amazing and fun and not bad enough to scare children. In fact they just might inspire your child to present you with something as they yell RAHHHHHH! or GRRRRR! B