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Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon I read this book because of this review , now one of my favorite reviews on Goodreads I suggest that you go and read that review I think I liked this book as much as I did because of the review as much as because of the book itself This is a cute book and it might be helpful for children who are afraid of monsters at night, but only if their household has at least one cat companion, or if their parents are amenable to keeping a light on at night Th I read this book because of this review , now one of my favorite reviews on Goodreads I suggest that you go and read that review I think I liked this book as much as I did because of the review as much as because of the book itself This is a cute book and it might be helpful for children who are afraid of monsters at night, but only if their household has at least one cat companion, or if their parents are amenable to keeping a light on at night This book is by the author of the memoir Persepolis but I d have never known it by reading viewing the book they re so different French Iranian Marjane Satrapi has been hailed as one of the foremost comics artists of our time, and rightfully so I might add This despite, or maybe because of the fact that she s only done a handful of graphic novels A comparison to American Art Spiegelman is not out of place, both from the fact that Satrapi is so obviously inspired by Spiegelman s masterpiece Maus, and that he also has done few but very well received comics Besides the graphic novels that she s done, Satrapi has also made French Iranian Marjane Satrapi has been hailed as one of the foremost comics artists of our time, and rightfully so I might add This despite, or maybe because of the fact that she s only done a handful of graphic novels A comparison to American Art Spiegelman is not out of place, both from the fact that Satrapi is so obviously inspired by Spiegelman s masterpiece Maus, and that he also has done few but very well received comics Besides the graphic novels that she s done, Satrapi has also made a few children s books, books that are less well know, though I normally only review comics, but with children s books made by comics artists I make an exception, as I find it fascinating to see how they handle a whole other format of visual storytelling This book has a simple, straightforward story, with a flair of old fairy tales A young girl is harassed by monsters during the nights and as a solution takes down the moon and hangs it in her room This solves the problem, but has the effect that all cats loose their bearing in the night and the rats has a field day The solution is that the King of cats offers the girl one of his knights, i.e a cat to sleep by the girls bed to keep the moster away, and in return the girl sets the moon back in the sky The story is well told with neither too much or too little words per page and a good narrative flow As an adult you need to suspend the knowledge that cats has just as good nigh vision as rats, but other than that it works fine The visuals are very distinct and it would probably surprise someone who has only read Satrapi s Persepolis to realise that she ha also drawn this The thick black lines are there, but they arepolished than in the comics by Satrapi, and most importantly, these images have been coloured The latter was done in a computer, with shadings, but tastefully so It s a bit like when you start watching Satrapi s film version of Persepolis, which is great by the way, and at first feel a bit startled that things that you have read several times in black and white suddenly have color Anyway, if I would complain on anything it s that the text has been set in an ugly, harsh bold sans serif, which doesn t resonate with the drawings at all I haven t seen the French original, so I don t know if this is the Swedish publisher being insensitive, or if they only followed suit Al in all, I liked the book, though not excessively so I ll now subject it to the ultimate test and read ut to my baby girl, who s in the right age group, and see how she likes it From the creator of Persepolis the fabulous graphic memoir of growing up in revolutionary Iran comes this lovely picture book about a young girl whose attempt to frighten away nighttime monsters leads to some unexpected consequences When Marie cuts the moon out of the sky, in order to keep it in her room, the resultant darkness emboldens the rats, and causes immense chaos for the cats Luckily, the Cat King knows how everyone s needs can be metI enjoyed Monsters Are Afraid of the Moo From the creator of Persepolis the fabulous graphic memoir of growing up in revolutionary Iran comes this lovely picture book about a young girl whose attempt to frighten away nighttime monsters leads to some unexpected consequences When Marie cuts the moon out of the sky, in order to keep it in her room, the resultant darkness emboldens the rats, and causes immense chaos for the cats Luckily, the Cat King knows how everyone s needs can be metI enjoyed Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon, with its brightly colored illustrations, and its lovely pro cat narrative, and think that it will provide some bedtime comfort to young children who are afraid of monsters I can t say that it is a particularly brilliant book, but I am an admirer of Satrapi s, and thought it a worthy first foray into this genre I ordered this book through the public library but didn t realize it was a children s book I had ordered because I wanted to readbooks by this author this was a cute book and great if you have kids and a cat they will always want the cat near by Satrapi of Persepolis fame brings young readers a gem of a story The main character Marie has a wonderful life until night falls and the monsters come out One of them pinches her on the nose, one of them pulls her hair and the third one makes horrible faces all night Marie s a smart girl so when she realizes that the monsters are afraid of the moon she cuts it out of the sky and puts it in a birdcage over her bed at night to protect her This dynamic story is full of bright, narrative illustr Satrapi of Persepolis fame brings young readers a gem of a story The main character Marie has a wonderful life until night falls and the monsters come out One of them pinches her on the nose, one of them pulls her hair and the third one makes horrible faces all night Marie s a smart girl so when she realizes that the monsters are afraid of the moon she cuts it out of the sky and puts it in a birdcage over her bed at night to protect her This dynamic story is full of bright, narrative illustrations that will have readers and pre readers alike relating easily to the story while children of all ages will relate to Marie s plight I m a fan of Marjane Satrapi, but this children s book just didn t do it for me There are monsters that scare Marie at night, so she cuts out the moon and puts it in a birdcage in her room to keep the monsters away It works, but the cats can t see at night without the moon, which means that the rats get out of control The cat king finally negotiates with Marie to solve their mutual problems It sounds like a cute story, but it s too simply told and the pictures are really big and colorful Ma I m a fan of Marjane Satrapi, but this children s book just didn t do it for me There are monsters that scare Marie at night, so she cuts out the moon and puts it in a birdcage in her room to keep the monsters away It works, but the cats can t see at night without the moon, which means that the rats get out of control The cat king finally negotiates with Marie to solve their mutual problems It sounds like a cute story, but it s too simply told and the pictures are really big and colorful Maybe this would befun to read with a young child.I wonder if it scharming in its original French The storyline goes that a little girl, Marie, likes doing the nice things of daytime but that it all chanes at nightfall the monsters come out then So mate they don t like the light So she brings a piece of the moon into her room.And it Worked But then, because the moon was gone, the cats and then the rats and then the cats talk too and I m not saying any.For the kids, the art is stylized, normal for the good parts scary for the scary parts Well designed.Good for all ages but The storyline goes that a little girl, Marie, likes doing the nice things of daytime but that it all chanes at nightfall the monsters come out then So mate they don t like the light So she brings a piece of the moon into her room.And it Worked But then, because the moon was gone, the cats and then the rats and then the cats talk too and I m not saying any.For the kids, the art is stylized, normal for the good parts scary for the scary parts Well designed.Good for all ages but best for ages 3 12 Poor Marie Every night as she climbed into bed, she got a visit from three monsters They only came out in darkness, so she knew they must be afraid of the light Marie took a huge pair of scissors, and cutting the moon out of the sky, hung it right in her bedroom No darkness, no monsters Her plan worked perfectly, or so she thought but without a moon in the sky, the village cats were in total darkness They began bumping into everything, and winding up in the hospital With no cats to chase them, the mice ran amuck Finally the king found Marie You must return the moon to the sky he said But Marie wouldn t agree not until she was sure those monsters were gone How could the king make things right for everyone A delightful tall tale for bedtime or anytime This was somewhat disappointing I expectedfrom Marjane Satrapi, who is an amazing writer and artist This children s book had a lot of potential but it fell short The story seemed rushed and underdeveloped I m sure kids will enjoy it anyway, especially at bedtime, but I just expected a lotI do, however, give her lots of credit for making cats such an essential part of the story and its resolution After reading Persopolis, I was curious about what sort of children s book Satrapi would write Marie is a tough, independent little girl she is afraid of monsters but takes her fear in her own hands and solves her problem And then has to solve the problems she has created by solving hers No parents were required in the solving of any problems.


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