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Monstrous Me: An Illustrated Guide to the Monsters Inside Us

Monstrous Me: An Illustrated Guide to the Monsters Inside Us

I’m a monster. You’re a monster. Big and small, young and old, we are all monsters sometimes.

We all have hobbies and habits, rules and routines, and quirks and qualities that make us one-of-a-kind. It’s these endearing (and yes, sometimes irritating) qualities that ultimately make us human – even if we may seem a little monstrous on occasion.

From waking up on the wrong side of the bed in the morning to not flossing before returning to bed each night, each day presents us with plenty of opportunities to be monstrous, and it’s these monsters that are captured in Monstrous Me.

The Ogre Scheduler

In Monstrous Me, all the funky feelings, horrendous habits and terrible traits we have are exemplified by silly and strange monsters.

Their stories, told in rhyming verse, capture their origins and shortcomings, their triumphs and downfalls, as we start to understand how such monsters came to be.

The Cyclops

Each monster has a gorgeous, full-color illustration that will delight kids of all ages. The whimsical, colorful creatures are a wonderful representation and will convince everyone that it’s okay to be just a little bit monstrous.

From waking up on the wrong side of the bed in the morning to not flossing before returning to bed each night, each day presents us with plenty of opportunities to be our own monster. In Monstrous Me, the stories of these monsters are told in rhyming verse and capture their origins, shortcomings, triumphs and downfalls as we see that monsters aren’t so scary. 

After all, they’re just like Monstrous You and Monstrous Me.

Monstrous Me is available for download, on Kindle, and on Audible.

If you’re interested, you can also watch animated versions of ten of the monsters here on YouTube.

The Grubby Grabber
The Late Night Snake