Super-Duper Monster Viewer
Written by Kevin Sylvester
Publication Date April 01, 2016
Imagine that you are holding a device that will allow you to see the monsters that live invisibly all around us. All you have to do is follow the simple instructions and…total chaos!
Technology isn’t always easy, and this monster viewer disguised as a book is no exception. If you hold the viewer too high, all you see are the tops of the monsters’ heads. Too low, and all you see are their feet. And things don’t get any better when the monsters themselves try to help out.
Full of puns and visual jokes, Super Duper Monster Viewer pokes gentle fun at our obsession with technology and the next cool thing. And while the two monsters we meet in this book might be terrible at tech support, they make pretty fun companions just the same.
Written and illustrated by the irrepressibly funny and highly acclaimed children’s author Kevin Sylvester, Super-Duper Monster Viewer is sure to bring laughter — and maybe a little mayhem — into your day.
Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning illustrator, writer and broadcaster. He writes and illustrates everything from murder mysteries and science fiction to books on sports and financial literacy.
Super Duper Monster Viewer is his second picture book. Splinters was named a Blue Spruce Honour Book in 2013.
His Neil Flambé Capers is a bestseller and critical success. Book #6, Neil Flambé and the Duel in the Desert, will be published by Simon and Schuster in Spring 2016.
His science fiction series, MiNRs, has just launched, with book one released in fall 2015.
Kevin’s non-fiction titles include Follow Your Money, Baseballogy, Sports Hall of Weird and Gold Medal for Weird.
"For today's generation of digital learners, this picturebook comes as a much welcomed surprise as it unites traditional picturebook format with familiar concepts of modern technology . . . monsterifically magnificent - a must have for any home or school collection." Canadian Review of Materials
"Kevin Sylvester's digitially created illustrations are packed with laugh-out-loud details . . . pure interactive fun." National Reading Campaign
"Seemingly interactive, Super-Duper Monster Viewer will have children feeling like they are the ones in control of the device when it's all courtesy of Kevin Sylvester's wacky imagination and quirky illustrations." CanLit for Little Canadians