Monsters You Should Know by Emma SanCartier

Meet the world’s most unusual monsters in this darkly funny collection of creatures and cryptids from folkloric history. Illustrator Emma SanCartier captures the bizarre and hilarious elements of 17 monsters from around the world in a light, tongue-in-cheek tone, from the Japanese dream-eater Baku and the Persian carnivorous unicorn Shadhavar to the Eastern-European Shurale, a literal tickle monster.

Packaged in a textured three-piece case and illustrated in lush watercolor, Monsters You Should Know is a perfect primer for the many strange, frightening, and compelling things that go bump in the night.

How did I get the book? Received from Publisher in exchange for an honest review

Genre: Picture Book

Review: This guide is beautiful, you can see some of the artwork on this link here

There might not be a lot of words in Monsters You Should Know but there is plenty of magic. The book is really clever in how the first and last page link together (you will see what I mean when you read it) and the collection of ‘monsters’ if excellent. They span across the globe, vary in size and danger. Some are enticing but deadly, others look scarier but would probably not harm you. Each is fascinating.

Thoroughly recommend this for any fantasy lover. It’s beautifully done and will be a book you’ll want to return to.

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