My Monsterpiece

Written and illustrated by Amalia Hoffman

A humorous celebration of imagination and creativity that invites kids to create their own monster masterpieces with everyday materials. Perfect for art lovers of all ages! 

What’s the SCARIEST, MEANEST, most TERRIBLE monster you can imagine? For one child, every proper monster means a green tongue! Pointy horns! And definitely extra sharp teeth. But what’s a kid to do when the entire family thinks their monster drawings are “cute” and not frightening at all? Maybe monsters aren’t what this child previously thought—and it might just take some thinking outside the box to reveal surprising lessons about fears and perceptions.

Using found objects like buttons, cereal, string, along with traditional paints and fun cutouts, My Monsterpiece encourages children to pour over the details and look around them for materials that can be turned into art.

“Have the art table and smocks ready.” –Kirkus

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Details:

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Price: $16.99
  • ISBN: 978-1-953458-01-8
  • Pages: 40
  • Size: 8.2 X 10.9
  • Age Range: 4-8 years
  • Publication Date: 03/02/2021

What to Expect:

  • Exploring Creative Possibilities: Illustrations created with basic materials that children use in making art encourage children to go ahead and make their own monster creations.
  • A Perfect Mix of Humor and Critical Thinking: With just as much heart as it has wit, this book will make kids laugh and think all at once.
  • Social and Diversity Learning: Provides teachers, educators, and librarians with a fun read that will provide opportunities to discuss diversity, inclusion, and stereotyping in the classroom.
  • Storytime Read-Aloud: With sounds like RAHHHH and GRRRR, it’s perfect for Halloween and monster theme tables.

Author’s Bio:

Amalia Hoffman is an award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including ALL COLORS, one of 2019 School Library Journal Best Board Books, and DREIDEL DAY, a PJ Library Book. She is the author of THE BRAVE CYCLIST: THE TRUE STORY OF A HOLOCAUST HERO, a Junior Library Guild Gold Selection Book.
Amalia frequently tells her stories in schools, libraries, and bookstores with puppets and props. She lives in Larchmont, New York. Visit her online at http://amaliahoffman.com/