Monster & Son
By David Larochelle
Illustrated by Joey Chou
Chronicle Books, 2016. Picture Book.
If you have ever wanted an answer to the age-old question - "do monsters love their children too?" - look no further than this picture book. The colorful illustrations show a fun-filled day enjoyed by various monsters and their children (Frankenstein, King Kong, Bigfoot, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, etc.) doing the sorts of activities that monsters enjoy (destruction, mayhem, alien abductions, etc.) The sweet text of this book reads like a bedtime story as the parent monster recounts all the fun activities of the day, but when the activities of the monsters are anything but sweet, the book ends up being silly, funny, and fun.
Joey Chou's illustrations are on-point - at once adorable and mischevious - and set the tone for this fun book about love between a parent and their child.