"Attaboy's creepy cool monsters are an insane delight. They'll leap off the page, squirm through your optic nerve, and haunt your brain forever. And that's a good thing." - Mark Frauenfelder, founder of Boing Boing
While not a children’s book’, it is in the spirit of master story-tellers like Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, and Roald Dahl all of whom wrote tales so sophisticated that sometimes kids had to explain them to their adults.” Laughing Squid
With a theatrical eye for the absurd and unbridled paintbrush, Attaboy's hilarious anthology of illustrated poems will amuse everyone who is a kid at heart.
In his trademark style of bold color and twisted humor, Attaboy's baker's dozen of zany rhymes introduce off-the-wall characters (a child who is a sock magnet), highlights the adorably peculiar (a hugging cactus), and juxtaposes the mundane (counting sheep to sleep) with the bizarre (zombie clowns).
Then there's the title story. Because of his beastly behavior, Gustav's parents hire an expert to determine if their son is truly a monster! "Do you chew with BOTH your mouths open?" If you answer "yes" then more crazy creatures follow! Enjoy hidden jokes and hilarious wordplay in this collection from an irreverent twenty-first century imagination.
"Artist and toy designer Attaboy pairs flippant humor with page-popping digital cartoons in this collection of monster-themed poems....Readers should be drawn toward the subversive, macabre tone and lurid, Cartoon-Network-on-acid illustrations..." - Publishers Weekly
"[Attaboy creates] a contradictory land where everything comes with sharp pointy teeth but works a way into your heart with their deceptive charms."Clutter Magazine
Have you ever wondered if you might be a monster? Well, Attaboy can tell you! In his super-awesome new book...you'll learn what happens to missing socks, why you shouldn't hug a cactus, how to escape from zombie clowns, and lots of other very useful and important information. The stories are really fun to read and illustrated in Attaboy's unique style. The book debuts at SDCC, and I can't wait to add one to my already stellar collection of Immedium books!” Tokyo Bunnie
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Published July 19, 2011
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction.