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Title:
Love Monster and the perfect present
Author:
Bright, Rachel, author, illustrator.
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Love Monster is determined to give his best friend, a lovely girl monster, the perfect present on Gift Day, so when he discovers he cannot afford to buy anything special enough, he has an idea to make something, instead.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 170350.
ISBN:
9780374346485
Format :
Book

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Everyone in Cutesville is excited for the most special day of the year: Present Day! Love Monster goes on a hunt for the perfect gift for his special someone, but as it turns out, finding the perfect gift is not easy. And the only thing worse than a not-perfect present is no present at all. But Love Monster soon comes up with the idea for the best gift ever--one that comes straight from his furry heart.


Author Notes

Rachel Bright is a writer, illustrator, printmaker, and entrepreneur. She founded an award-winning stationery company called The Bright Side. It sold over 2 million cards in ite first few years and also now includes gift wrap and home ware. This stationery line can be found in places such as John Lewis, Waitrose, Selfridges and Paperchase, as well as in many independent outlets across the UK.

It was at Kingston University that Rachel Bright trained in Graphics and won prizes for her typography, followed by an MA in Printmaking at UWE. Her striking illustrative style, using a mix of reclaimed type and etching coupled with her witty stories create uniquely entertaining picture books. Her titles include Mine, What Does Daddy Do? and My Sister is an Alien. In 2014, her title Love Monster made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

The Love Monster, a poky, pink hulking thing with googly eyes and arms for hugging, has a best friend whom he adores. And this year's Present Day, when everyone gives a lovely someone something lovely to show how special they are, is the perfect opportunity to show his monster friend how much he really appreciates her. Luckily, Cutesville's shops are decked out for Present Day with the latest, trendiest, shiniest things, so it should be easy for Love Monster to find the perfect gift. After a whole day of searching among fancy baubles, he comes up empty-handed and decides to make something heartfelt by hand instead. Bright's blocky illustrations, a combination of gouache and printing, capture the wide range of Love Monster's emotions, from anxiety over not finding the perfect present, to exhaustion after spending the night crafting, to bubbly joy over spending time with a special someone. Adorable puns, fuzzy monsters, and a meaningful message about what constitutes a good present make this a cheerful holiday read.--Miller, Annie Copyright 2015 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-Rainbows, hearts, stars, and general sweetness abound in this story about Love Monster and his experiences in the aptly named town of Cutesville. While everyone else is getting excited about Present Day, Love Monster is nervous. He wants to give an absolutely perfect gift to his "bestest of friends" but finds that even though the shops have lots of "wonderful, shinyful" things, he doesn't have enough money to buy any of them. Just when he thinks that he will completely disappoint his perfect person, he is inspired to give the kind of gift that money cannot buy. The bold, expressive illustrations (with lots of pink and purple hues), created through solar etching printmaking, are full of brightness and energy, completely matching the story's mood, characters, and setting. Subtle humor apparent in the artwork will appeal to readers young and old. With a timeless message of the importance of friendship and the Love Monster's lesson that something "doesn't have to cost the earth to mean the world," this is a lovely book to share around a holiday or before beginning a crafting project or to recommend to any little ones with concerns about their family's finances.-Whitney LeBlanc, Staten Island Academy, NY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.