Today's Mondays with Mira video review looks at The Monstore, a fun book about sibling conflicts.... and monsters.
Author, Tara Lazar, who founded Picture Book Idea Month and helped launch many children's book careers, partially based it on a true story and then added a whole lot of imagination. In the video I look at both the text and art to analyze what makes this fun book work and why it was picked up by a top publisher.
And while, I'm not normally a fan of art that shows its computer-generated roots, I explain in the video why it works in this case. I hope you like it and purchase it both for yourself and to help support Tara :)
We are so excited to be mixing things up at the Children's Book Academy. Mondays with Mandy or Mira is now the Blogfish!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays will feature award-winning former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature reading specialist and MFA in creative writing graduate Mandy Yates has been published multiple times in Highlights Magazine.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the great Christine Taylor-Butler who has published over 70 award-winning fiction and non-fiction and nonfiction books including the acclaimed new middle grade series - The Lost Tribes.
And 5th Mondays will feature will feature the fabulous Carl Angel, award-winning multi-published Illustrator and graphic designer.
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