Something Lovely

The other day, I quite randomly came across this wonderful children’s book called “The Very Hairy Little Monster”, by Matthew Ryan. While I can’t say it’s well-written (it has a couple of random moments and similar small flaws), it is enjoyable and much better fare than kids tend to get in their media.

One of my favourite things about it is the vocabulary. Words like “glorious” and “precisely” are used without pretention or self-consciousness. The art is cute, as well. Colourful vector graphics that, while occassionally unclear in character design, are stylistically consistent and pleasing.

The rest of this review really only needs one image, an excerpt from the book:


Now go over to and get this book!

(there is also a reading of this book on Youtube.


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