Whimsical illustrations combine with cheeky verses in this quirky, hilarious alphabet board book featuring monsters from all over the world.Featuring tongue-in-cheek humor for adults and unhinged delight for kids, this alphabet book is full of silly monster fun from Alien to Zombie. Whimsical illustrations combined with winky verses add levity throughout, making this the perfect book to make you the coolest mom, dad, aunt or uncle ever. Monster ABC covers the full monster spectrum: Some are well-known (e.g., Alien, Ghost, Zombie), some are regional favorites (e.g., Jersey Devil, Sasquatch) and some come with a passport (e.g., Banshee, Krampus, Quetzalcoatl). These gorgeously quirky monsters and silly verses will prove there’s nothing to fear.
I think this book earns a high rating, even though I would personally not include it in my child’s library. What it’s going for it does really well: creatively going through the ABCs with a monster for each letter. Even I learned about new monsters reading it. But for me, that’s also the rub: even though the book is lighthearted, I think the illustrations and names of so many monsters would introduce too many possibilities for nightmares to my children, even if the book suggests there’s no need to be scared of the monsters.