Friday, October 21, 2011

Sketch Monsters Book 1: Escape of the Scribbles – by Joshua Williamson & Vinny Navarrete

Mandy is not an emotional child. In fact, Mandy has a problem with showing any emotion of any kind at any time. Then one day her big sister gives her a blank sketch book as a gift with the instructions to sketch something whenever she feels like she needs to express herself. Mandy fills the sketchbook with colorful monsters, the thing she enjoys drawing the most. That night, something magical happens that will forever change Mandy. Through these monsters, Mandy learns that she can express herself in real life and not just on the pages of a sketch book.

I very much enjoyed this short comic book. The pictures were colorful and cute and the story expressed an important message. Sometimes it’s easy to hide behind our art – whether it’s words or music or pictures – but that isn’t really living. Life becomes much more colorful and enjoyable when we embrace our feelings and learn to express them. I would recommend this book for anyone aged 8 and up, but I think children will especially enjoy and learn from it.


Tori said...

Hi, I'm Tori from book blogs. This sounds interesting! I think I may check this out for my son! Thanks for the review, it was most helpful!

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Mamakucingbooks said...

sounds like a good book as a gift for this coming Christmas. With the age of internet, many kids are unable to function well in real world

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Denise McDonough said...

Although this seems girly I think my son would love this! As well at the girl i nanny for! both which have a problem with telling me what is bothersome :(
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