Monster & Son
by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Joey Chou
Chronicle Books, 2016
Written in rhyme, lavished in humor, and set in monster land where ghoulish friends abound, monster & son enjoy a boundless day of fun together. They transform into a new kind of monster on every page. They become sea monsters swimming in the ocean, skeletons playing bone in the cemetery, alien monsters with their dog, waiting for the spaceship. They have tickle fights, tackle fights, and battle castle knights; they enjoy doing guy things together.
Illustrator Joey Chou uses muted, child-like haunting colors in the background, but the monster faces are always playful, laughing or loving.
From a wild day of fun clear into quiet bedtime, where the two hang like vampire bats, this is a fun book to share with dad.