Love Monster 07/14/2015 Juvenile Fiction - by Rachel Bright (Board Book)

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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 6.5 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 0-3 Years
Number of Pages: Na
Format: Board Book
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Publisher: Macmillan
Author: Rachel Bright
Book theme: Valentine's Day
Language: English
Street Date: July 14, 2015
TCIN: 49165162
UPC: 9780374301866
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-2348
Origin: Made in the USA

Description



About the Book



"Everyone loves cute, fluffy things. You know, like kittens and bunnies and puppies. But nobody loves a slightly hairy, I-suppose-a-bit-googly-eyed monster ... do they? A heart-tingling, let's-cuddle-up-together story about how sometimes, when you least expect it, love finds you."--Page 4 of cover.



Book Synopsis



A board book version of Rachel Bright's #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller Love Monster--perfect for little hands

Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in 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, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it.



Review Quotes



"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 that's appealingly British, 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



About The Author



Rachel Bright is a wordsmith, printmaker, and thinker of happy thoughts. The author-illustrator of several acclaimed picture books, she is passionate about time-honored printmaking techniques. She works from her converted caravan studio, on a farm near the sea in the south of England, where she lives with her partner, a dog called Elvis, and a cat called Superman.

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Q: Is this a paperback, hard cover, or board book?

submitted by targetmom - 4 years ago
  • A: I just got this and it was a bird book upon receiving it

    submitted byBb21 - 4 years ago
4.6 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews
75% would recommend
20 recommendations

2 year old loves this book.

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Grandma - 6 days ago, Verified purchaser
My toddler/ grandson loves this book. He woke up early to read on his own.
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Stacey - 10 days ago
Adorable book for my little guy. We have read it over and over again.
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Monster love

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
KA - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
My grandson likes monsters and enjoyed the book
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Love machine

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Tiffany C - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
I ordered this online because it looked like a cute book, but the story is weird.
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Horrible story

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
E - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
This story is absolutely horrible. I won’t even give it away because the message is so toxic.
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Just get it!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Heather M - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is my new favorite baby book! It makes the perfect gift for the little one who has too many copies of I Love You to the Moon and Back.
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Good for kids

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mina - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter loved the box she was so interested in it
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Cute Short Story

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Sara - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My 3 year old wanted me to read it again and again!
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Granny

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Val - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Granddaughter Loves Books!
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very nice book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Julzii99 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
very cute book, my neice loved it very much.
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Weird!

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Alimos - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is such a weird story. Yuck
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We love the Love Monster!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
GWilkerson - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
My 2 year old LOVES this book so much that we read it every night. It’s actually one of my favorite as well and I have fun reading it to her.
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Terrible story

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Bananalover - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Terrible story. Basically was no one can love an ugly monster except for another ugly monster. It’s not a love yourself for who you are and others will love you story like advertised.
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Good read

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Momma_review - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love these monster books for my toddler. She has the color monster and just added this book to her collection. Adding to her spring/ Easter basket.
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So stinking cute

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
OsMom - 2 years ago
This book is so sweet - I want to adopt this little monster!
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Adorable book!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ihearttarget - 2 years ago
This is the best little story, teaches not to give up because you never know what could happen next-good lesson and book for all ages!
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Sad story with the wrong message

1 out of 5 stars
Katie - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This story is about an ugly monster living in a town of super cute animals who don't love him because he is ugly. He goes on a search for someone to love him, but gives up. At the end, a monster that looks just like him shows up to love him. What a terrible message! Everyone should be loved, regardless of what they look like! I thought the cute animals would learn to love him because of his personality or something, but that didn't happen. We don’t have to look like someone to love them. Nor should we be basing our love or friendship on what someone looks like! The pictures are cute, but I wouldn't give this to any child! I returned it.
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Cute monster, but not a fan

3 out of 5 stars
anon - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Cute book cover and illustrations but not a fan of the story. Wish the story was better since my toddler loves monsters and this book cover.
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My favorite book to read at bedtime!

5 out of 5 stars
Erin H - 2 years ago
Such a wonderfully written book! I love how the wording flows and is different from the other books that my son wants read at bedtime.
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Disappointed

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Angela - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
the book is nice quality and most of the graphics are good. The thing I did not like was the story was just odd for a child's book. The little monstere looks all over for love. I just don't like how much he had to look for somebody to accept him. It's a children's book it should be kinder, easier...
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