It’s a bedtime story book about kids who are so excited about the world that they don’t let their parents sleep, and it’s designed to be a fun parent/kid participation read for bedtime.
It’s also a monster kid book. I was SUCH A MONSTER KID. I loved monster coloring books, model kits, movies – just the color palette of a Scooby Doo background was enough to send me swooning.
Matt captured an amazing monster aesthetic, one part chibi, two parts Universal Monsters, with some Monster Manual thrown in for good luck (Poesy maces a Beholder with bubblegum-scented perfume!).
The book is out on July 14, and my daughter (whose name is Poesy, and whom we call Poe for short, and no, that’s not a coincidence) and I are doing a pre-release launch event at Burbank’s Dark Delicacies on July 11 - you can get signed copies mailed to your loved ones for release day!
Writing picture books was a lifelong dream for me, but it wasn’t until I read @neil-gaiman‘s “Blueberry Girl” (illustrated by the amazing Charles Vess), that I gave it a go. I am SO grateful to the First Second people for publishing it, and to Matt Rockefeller for his art!
I hope you’ll put this book in the hands of the monster kids in your life!