Paper Monsters: Make Monster Collages! (Hardcover)

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This wonderful book requires your child’s creativity to complete the characters and the story. Utilizing collage, your child will create a new monster with each template, culminating in a classroom full of wonderfully diverse and distinct characters. Paper Monsters is a great activity and storybook for those afternoons inside!

-Recommended by Genevieve

— From September Staff Picks for All Readers


Paper Monsters is a hands- on collage studio for young children. Budding artists can create seven collage pictures of monsters in cleverly designed paper pockets in the book. Complete all the pictures to make a monster procession hurrying to the last page, where young readers discover the monsters at monster school with a final collage to complete.

The book has step- by- step instructions showing how to make the collages but the collage- making activity is open and free. Each spread features an inspirational collage illustration of a monster and paper pocket with a window cut to the same monster shape. Children can tear and paste the decorated papers included in an envelope at the back of the book, along with any scraps of recycled newspapers and magazines, to make a collage on the piece of card. Slot the piece of collage card into the pocket so it shows through the monster- shaped window, and voila A wonderful collage monster.

Oscar Sabini's artwork is charming and characterful, inspiring young children to be creative and experiment with form and color.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780500650967
ISBN-10: 0500650969
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 20
Language: English