Friday, October 11, 2013
Book Review: Some Monsters are Different
David Milgrim dedicates his picture book Some Monsters are Different to "...everyone who, like myself, has ever felt a little different." Although the concept behind this book isn't new, the message is a good one that bears repeating: Some people/monsters may be different, but they're also "... completely, perfectly wonderful ...just the way they are!"
Milgrim shows us page by page some of the ways that monsters differ from each other. "Some monsters will eat anything./Some are picky." "Some monsters talk and talk and talk/Some are quiet." The illustrations are colorful, quirky and very kid-friendly -- definitely not the stuff of nightmares.
As you read through the book with your children, you can let them tell you about their own preferences and characteristics. Ask your child how he or she is different or the same as other people, and you might get some interesting answers! Most of all, the conversation will give you a chance to reassure your children that, just like the monsters, they are also wonderful just the way they are.