Huge thank you to First Second and Netgalley for this ARC!
We generally don’t review picture books over on the blog, but I am making an exception because Ben Hatke is a fabulous writer and illustrator. I just recently fell in love with Zita the Spacegirl and when I saw that this was on Netgalley, I immediately grabbed it.
This is a wonderful picture book that has theme we’re all familiar with: tolerance, acceptance, friendship, and working together to create something better. Julia has so much kindness in her heart and it’s something that runs so deep into this very tightly woven story. I feel like this would be such a fun book to read at story time just because it’s charm and appeal is so high.
The artwork in this book? Absolutely stunning. I love the choices in colour and the designs of a lot of the monsters are wonderful and unique. Ben Hatke writes such a sweet, simplistic story that both children and adults can definitely enjoy. Check this book out when it releases in October.