You Might be a Monster: & Other Stories I Made Up

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9781597020251: You Might be a Monster: & Other Stories I Made Up

"Attaboy's creepy cool monsters are an insane delight. They'll leap off the page, squirm through your optic nerve, and haunt your brain forever. And that's a good thing." - Mark Frauenfelder, founder of Boing Boing

While not a children’s book’, it is in the spirit of master story-tellers like Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, and Roald Dahl all of whom wrote tales so sophisticated that sometimes kids had to explain them to their adults.” Laughing Squid

With a theatrical eye for the absurd and unbridled paintbrush, Attaboy's hilarious anthology of illustrated poems will amuse everyone who is a kid at heart.

In his trademark style of bold color and twisted humor, Attaboy's baker's dozen of zany rhymes introduce off-the-wall characters (a child who is a sock magnet), highlights the adorably peculiar (a hugging cactus), and juxtaposes the mundane (counting sheep to sleep) with the bizarre (zombie clowns).

Then there's the title story. Because of his beastly behavior, Gustav's parents hire an expert to determine if their son is truly a monster! "Do you chew with BOTH your mouths open?" If you answer "yes" then more crazy creatures follow! Enjoy hidden jokes and hilarious wordplay in this collection from an irreverent twenty-first century imagination.

"Artist and toy designer Attaboy pairs flippant humor with page-popping digital cartoons in this collection of monster-themed poems....Readers should be drawn toward the subversive, macabre tone and lurid, Cartoon-Network-on-acid illustrations..." - Publishers Weekly

"[Attaboy creates] a contradictory land where everything comes with sharp pointy teeth but works a way into your heart with their deceptive charms." Clutter Magazine

Have you ever wondered if you might be a monster? Well, Attaboy can tell you! In his super-awesome new book...you'll learn what happens to missing socks, why you shouldn't hug a cactus, how to escape from zombie clowns, and lots of other very useful and important information. The stories are really fun to read and illustrated in Attaboy's unique style. The book debuts at SDCC, and I can't wait to add one to my already stellar collection of Immedium books!” Tokyo Bunnie

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"This book is so good it scares me!" - Craig Yoe, former VP/General Manager of Jim Henson’s Muppets

"If you like weird fun, then you'll love this book. It's like a candy store for your brain and eyes. A creative explosion of colorful stories, poems, and characters." - Liam Lynch ceator of The Sifl & Olly Show, director Tenacious D. and the Pick of Destiny and Sarah Silverman's "Jesus is Magic"

"What a wonderful, bizarre mess of shiny, plastic creatures in dark, gritty predicaments. This book is a welcome antidote to the tedious sameness that afflicts the world of children's books." - Dave Cooper author of Bagel's Lucky Hat.
|"This book is so good it scares me!" - Craig Yoe, former VP/General Manager of Jim Henson’s Muppets

"If you like weird fun, then you'll love this book. It's like a candy store for your brain and eyes. A creative explosion of colorful stories, poems, and characters." - Liam Lynch ceator of The Sifl & Olly Show, director Tenacious D. and the Pick of Destiny and Sarah Silverman's "Jesus is Magic"

"What a wonderful, bizarre mess of shiny, plastic creatures in dark, gritty predicaments. This book is a welcome antidote to the tedious sameness that afflicts the world of children's books." - Dave Cooper author of Bagel's Lucky Hat.

About the Author:

Attaboy is an internationally renowned artist, creator and toy designer whose work is seen in galleries, museums, toy boutiques, magazines, calendars, and art books. After re-inventing award winning and best selling toys for Hasbro and Milton Bradley, he created his own art and licensing studio. His clients include Sony, Dark Horse, and Last Gasp, and his animation Too Many Robots aired on cable's Disney Channel in 2007. Co-founder of the popular art magazine Hi-Fructose (www.hifructose.com), which was nominated for The Utne Reader's best new publication, he lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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