For All You Monster Mamas

Stephen Gammell is best known for his very popular Scary Stories but he created one of my favorite children’s book ever, back in 1993. Titled Monster Mama it is overflowing with fantastic paintings. They are saturated with vivid colors, full of free gestures and wonderful drips and splatters – so alive! I bought it to read to my kids and never got tired of staring at the imagery, no matter how many times I 
re-read it to them. Of course it didn’t hurt that I fancied myself 
a monster mama as well. Gotta love that hug! (below),  LINK

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