Welcome to the Monsterlovers Headquarters!
As the newest recruit to our secret organization, you're invited to explore our classified files about some of our favorite Alphabeasts from A to Z! This curated creature collection features unique information about some of the silly, cuddly, smelly, and mysterious monsters found all over the world. Warning: Many of these monsters may cause you to laugh and learn, and maybe even inspire you to go searching for monsters yourself!
Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a monster's classified file with information about where they are found, what they look like, and a unique fact about them. The book also includes a map of the monsters and where they have been "spotted" around the world!
No ID is required, but readers are asked to take the Monsterlovers Oath before being granted members' clearance to Monsterlovers HQ, and a peek at its classified, top-secret files, in this monstrous abecedarian. Before the reader joins their number, the Monsterlovers--a crew of smiling kids portrayed with an array of skin tones who carry folders, cameras, or walkie-talkies--introduce brief profiles of 26 mythical creatures, as compiled by the "international organization in charge of researching and protecting monsters from around the world." These range from the Agogwe, found in East African jungles and designated "Hairiest Monster," to the Slovakian Firebird Zhar-ptitsa, voted "Cutest Monster." Each critter's lighthearted dossier includes a physical description and location, an interesting fact, and a danger level, as well as special distinguishing traits (Sheepsquatch, for example, is "smelliest"). Quintanilla's predominantly cheery cast--a rainbow of fur, fangs, scales, horns, and wings--provides a solidly global accounting and is sure to encourage deeper investigation, aided by a map, tips, and a QR code. Ages 4-7. (Sept.)Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.