Monsters aren’t as scary as they used to be. It’s lovely to see a wide selection of books available to kids featuring colourful, fun and cheeky monsters who are more like funny friends than scary ones found hiding under a bed.
I was lucky to be involved in the first ‘Oh Bookworm Squad’ picture book gift swap organised by Shannon at Oh Creative Day and Marcy at Usbornestagram. It almost felt like I was back to my days as a teen, sending my French pen pal Dolly magazines in the mail!
For ‘Oh Bookworm Squad’ I was assigned a partner who I sent a couple of my favourite picture books to in the United States – I hope she likes them! The partner assigned to me was Marcy from Usbornestagram herself and boy did I received some monster-filled picture book goodness…
Monsters Love Colours is a bright and fun title all about primary colours and what happens when monsters get together to make new colours.
Mr TT: I like this book Mummy!
Me: Which monster is your favourite?
Mr TT: I want to be the blue monster. But I wouldn’t eat the crayon.
This coming from a child who has a penchant for eating glue sticks.
Monsters Love Colours is a happy and colourful romp that I love reading to Mr TT. It’s certainly a funkier title than The Colour Kittens, my ‘Little Golden Book’ book about colours I had as a child!
Nibbles The Book Monster is an absolute delight of a book. Nibbles is a very naughty book monster – he chomps, munches and nibbles his way through fairytales that don’t belong to him including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. These three fairytales are all books within this very clever book, with Nibbles changing each story as he chomps his way through. Kids will love chasing Nibbles and trying to catch him through the various peep holes and lift the flaps throughout the book.
Mr TT: Nibbles is so cheeky!
Me: What is this book about?
Mr TT: Nibbles is a bit naughty. He eats through stories out of the book. Look Mummy! There’s another hole in the book!
Both books would make fabulous gifts for cheeky little monsters aged three and over.
Thank you Marcy! You chose two winning picture books that are now both firm favourites in our house.
Do you have a favourite book about monsters?