Unique, folk-art style illustrations complement this tale of a kind-hearted monster who just wants to be accepted.
A misfit wanders from village to village, looking for a place to call home, only to be driven away by terrified villagers. One day, he begins secretly living alongside a family and comes to love this perfect family. Soon, he reveals himself to the family. This boldly illustrated tale will have readers sympathising with the monster’s struggles of being accepted.
• Unique, quirky folk-art inspired illustrations with a dark palette of colours
• Shows children that someone’s character is far more important than the way they look
• Teaches children that kindness is its own reward.
Grace Suen is a Chinese illustrator and graphic designer based in Beijing who graduated from the University of the Arts London with an MA in Visual Arts Illustration. An earlier and original version of her picture book Careful What You Wish For won the Macmillan Prize 2016 in the United Kingdom. She loves illustrating, collecting toys and living with her cats, hamsters and hedgehogs. When she is not in her studio painting, she is at the antique market or making toys.
Age Range: 7+
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Strangers
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