A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Pruwahaha Monster by Jean-Paul Mulders

The Pruwahaha Monster by Jean-Paul Mulders
Illus by Jacques Maes & Lise Braekers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 26 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by Kids Can Press
Source: egalley via netgalley

I thought this story was charming. About a monster who smells a child and hunts him but when he tries to scare him the child only laughs. While the story is delightful, the real joy of this book comes from the illustrations which are done in a pastel turquoise and peach. The pages are a graphic design dream. The main characters are not often the focus of the illustration but rather the backgrounds are detailed referring to items mentioned in the text. Often illustrations run off the page or are asymmetrical. The eye keeps moving and they enhance the text wonderfully. Delightful!

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