For any girl who has ever felt like she does not fit in, artist/author Joyelle Brandt has written a fun and meaningful book about the beauty of our individuality. Princess Monsters from A to Z is a charming collection of lovable characters, from wrestling champion Elian, to troublemaker Mayzee, to the cat juggling Zibbo. This book is a must-read for parents and kids alike. Says Brandt of why she wrote the book:
"I always felt like an outsider growing up. I was kind of awkward and different. I wanted to make a space for all the weirdos like me. I want girls to read this book and see themselves in it, and know that there is so much more to be than just pretty."
The Princess Monsters have a diverse range of interests, from art to science to dispute mediation. Each character's description is written in rhyming verse, making this an entertaining read-aloud bedtime story. But the best part of the book is the empty picture frame on the first page, a space left for its readers to create their own princess monsters.
"I want to inspire girls to imagine whatever kind of life they want for themselves. And maybe that starts with imagining what her Princess Monster self might look like."
The book also comes with a song titled"Monster in Me". Parents can download an MP3 of the song after they purchase the book to sing along with.
This is a soft cover, full color book with a glossy cover.
The book measures 6x9".
The age range for this book is 4-10 years.
Each book is $15 CAD, and you can purchase the book as well as Princess Monster art prints in my SHOP
On the back cover of the book you will find
the lyrics to the song Monster in Me.
Listen to the Monster in Me song here.
Watch a video of Joyelle's "Why Princess Monsters?" Pecha Kucha talk here: