Posted by Venus on Thursday, July 10, 2014
Labels: picture book review
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release Date: May 6, 2014
To us, a bubble is harmless. To the monsters of La La Land, however, a bubble is an object of great terror. The random appearance of said bubbles send the Yerbert, Froofle, and Wumpus running, crying and screaming. With a little encouragement from the narrator and readers though, the monsters are encouraged to try touching one with surprising adults.
Reminiscent of Monsters Inc., where children are the scary objects, this tale fell a little flat in that it was mostly about irrational fears of bubbles rather than a whimsical tale about bubbles and monsters in another world. There is a lot of room for readers to interact with the book, which is great, especially for story times, but I felt like it was missing that extra bit of magic.