Short Stories for Little Monsters
Written by Marie-Louise Gay
Publication Date March 01, 2017
This hilarious collection of illustrated stories gives us a glimpse into the things children wonder about every day.
What do cats really see? What do trees talk about? Should you make funny faces on a windy day? Do worms rule the world? Do mothers always tell the truth? Do snails have nightmares?
These short stories are illustrated in vibrant watercolor and collage in cartoon style. They are rich in detail and tiny humorous subplots that will delight all little sharp-eyed monsters.
Short-listed for the Governor General's Literary Award, Young People's Literature — Illustrated Books 2017
Marie-Louise Gay has achieved international acclaim as an author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won many awards, including two Governor General’s awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise’s very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal.
"Silly and funny and unique, graced with the fabulous illustrations by Marie-Louise Gay." Youth Services Book Review, STARRED REVIEW
"This volume is worth reading multiple times to enjoy the humor and to revisit the witty illustrations and snappy dialogue." School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
"Original, inventive, pore-overable, and child-pleasing; it's well worth being deemed a "little monster" to be the audience for this book." Horn Book, STARRED REVIEW
"Fans of Louis Sachar's Wayside School stories and Shel Silverstein's repertoire of drawings will delight as this picture book joins their ranks." Kirkus Reviews
"In these comics-style snapshots of whimsy, Gay lets children and other creatures break the rules of ordinary life. … Imagination makes the strangest things possible." Publishers Weekly
"Don’t be surprised if this one becomes a dog-eared favorite in your child’s bedroom or your school library or classroom. It’s smart, funny, entertaining, and eminently browse-able. More picture books like this, please." Kirkus Reviews
"Gay's whimsical artwork is always a treat.… Little ones will appreciate the bite-size nature of these playful stories and gentle jokes, as well as the riotous spreads packed with lively details." Booklist
"A whimsical, attractive, and unique book." CM Magazine