October 8, 2020

What To Do About Your Monsters Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Created by Jessica Woo
Release Date: October 2020
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Ages 0-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-952112-10-2

Publisher’s Synopsis: 

Meet Kinzie. She has a bunch of fun-loving, slightly smelly, Monsters that live in her room. They never let her sleep at night. But that’s ok, her parents always help her out. Until one day they decide it’s time she learns to sleep on her own. What will Kinzie do about her Monsters?

What To Do About Your Monsters is a heartfelt story about a girl who has sleep issues. At its core, however, the story is not just about having problems sleeping, but about being afraid to try something new.

What To Do About Your Monsters is an adorable children's picture book that works on two levels. The surface story about Kinzie and her Monsters which is fun and cute. On a deeper level, it shows kids that sometimes you have to face things that scare you and sometimes you have to do it all by yourself. It teaches about creative problem solving and how you can achieve things you never imagined if you just give it a try and work on it.

The story was short and very easy to read, which is great for young readers learning to read by themselves and also for little ones who are being read to - to keep their attention. There were interesting sounds that were turned into words (like the way Kinzie walked down the hall and the way she hummed, for example) that children are sure to enjoy when listening to the story. I personally like it when picture books have a rhythm and rhyme because it makes it more fun to read and to listen to. Although this book doesn't have this type of structure, it was still an enjoyable story. The illustrations were wonderful and really stood out throughout the book. Each page had large full color pictures that went along with the story line perfectly. The illustrations were vivid and cute and I really liked looking at them while reading the book. This is a great book for young readers of all ages - especially those who are learning to read by themselves and for younger kids who are being read to.

Jessica Woo is an author-illustrator and a mom of two wild things. Her debut children’s book, What To Do About Your Monsters, was inspired by her oldest child. Very quickly after Jessica became a mother, she found that while adults like to sleep, kids are way too busy to ever go to bed.

Other than convincing her little ones to sleep at night, Jessica’s talents include professional animation, art direction, and illustration. In Illustration, Jessica most recently worked on a concept art piece for Universal. In art direction, her recent project, Dinner Party, was accepted in the exclusive Sundance film festival. Finally, in animation, her work is featured in movies such as Kung Fu Panda, Monster vs Aliens, Shrek 4, Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Croods, and Turbo.

An active member of SCBWI and 12 by 12, Jessica currently lives in Toluca Lake California with her family.


Amazon: https://amzn.to/308MBM0

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/2078/9781952112102

For more information, visit https://www.acornpublishingllc.com

Enter for a chance to win a copy of What to Do About Your Monsters, autographed by Jessica Woo.

Two (2) winners receive:
  • A signed copy of What to Do About Your Monsters
Giveaway begins October 6, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends November 6, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT. See complete giveaway rules here.

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*I partnered with The Children’s Book Review and Acorn Publishing to bring you this tour post.


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