There's a Monster in the Kitchen!
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Patricia Strauch and Natalia Aguerre
Translated from the Spanish by Kit Maude
No one expects to wake up hungry for toast only to find a monster in the kitchen. But one Saturday morning that's exactly what happens to Matias. Is it his imagination, or is the monster real? A hairy, gray monster with a yellow crest, pink tail, and orange paws. How scary! Enough to make even the bravest lose their appetite. So what does Matias do? What anyone would: he calls his mom. She sees it too, but differently from how Matias did.
There's a Monster in the Kitchen explores our perceptions and how they change like a clock or a compass to show us that we each see things from our own unique point of view. The sweet, funny ending opens an unexpected window into yet another perspective: that of the monster caught cooking in the kitchen.
7.68” (W) x 10.8” (H) • 32 pages • Hardcover
★“There's a Monster in the Kitchen avoids the hazards of cliché, instead propelling readers into a world where familiar and estranged elements collide, and are only partially resolved … Children reading the book may consider whether, given their similarities, coexistence could be an option.”—Imaginary Elevators, A Blog about Children's Literature