Love Monster (Hardcover)
Meet an adorable monster looking for love in Rachel Bright’s bestselling picture book Love Monster—a must-have for the little ones in your life.
Love Monster wants to belong with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it's hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you're a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy—he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, love can find you when you least expect it.
With sweet illustrations and a heartwarming message about how everyone deserves love, this is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, baby showers, and celebrating love year-round.
Join Love Monster on more adventures in:
● Love Monster and the Last Chocolate
● Love Monster and the Perfect Present
● Love Monster and the Scary Something
#1 PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER
"'You might have noticed that everyone loves kittens, and puppies and bunnies. You know, cute, fluffy things,' remarks the chatty narrator of 'Love Monster', a winning picture book by Rachel Bright. The world's affection for cuteness makes it tough for the funny-looking, "slightly hairy" title character who yearns for love and acceptance. Ms. Bright uses a style of printmaking that yields coarse black lines, which she has filled in with color to evoke the Love Monster's feelings of both despondency and hope as he searches the (frustratingly cute) world for a kindred spirit. With the Monster, as with many a lonely soul, love arrives when he least expects it in this ultimately happy excursion for 2- to 5-year-olds.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Bright has a brisk but sympathetic voice . . . and her visual pacing is impeccable. Like the monster itself, this story wears its heart very visibly.” —Publishers Weekly
“Scarily good!” —Kirkus Reviews
“Like the main characters in Mo Willems' Leonardo, the Terrible Monster (2005) and Tammi Sauer's Mostly Monsterly (2010), Monster's appearance doesn't match his sensitive disposition, and he yearns for someone to love him 'just the way he is.' Bright's rough-textured print technique—think degraded photocopy—suits our scruffy little hero to a T, while the bright, saturated color palette of reds and purples against pale and pretty backgrounds reflects his optimistic nature.” —Booklist
“Sweet.” —School Library Journal