Sunday, September 20, 2015

There's a Monster in the Dark by AJ Cosmo


Rating: WORTHY!

This is short and sweet, and a fun romp in plenty of time for Halloween. Three kids, nicely diversified, are trying to scare each other at a sleepover, each trying to outdo the last with a scary story. The illustrations are wonderfully large, well-drawn, and colorful, and do evoke a sense of claustrophobia, of limited perception in a darkened room, and of maybe scary things just beyond the dark edge of light.

While some of these stories are really inventive, what they don't realize is that there's a real monster not far away who is just as scared of inexplicable, creepy things as they are. What, exactly is the monster afraid of? You might be surprised. I was! I recommend this for Halloween.


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