There’s a Monster in the Kitchen!
Tapioca Stories Llc
OverviewNo one expects to wake up hungry for toast only to find a monster in the kitchen. But one Saturday morning that's exactly what happens to Matias. Is it his imagination, or is the monster real? A hairy, gray monster with a yellow crest, pink tail, and orange paws. How scary! Enough to make even the bravest lose their appetite. So what does Matias do? What anyone would: he calls his mom. She sees it too, but differently from how Matias did. There's a Monster in the Kitchen explores our perceptions and how they change like a clock or a compass to show us that we each see things from our own unique point of view. The sweet, funny ending opens an unexpected window into yet another perspective: that of the monster caught cooking in the kitchen.
About the Publisher
Tapioca Stories, a New York-based publishing house with Latin American soul, introduces young English readers to the finest Latin American children's books, originally written in Spanish and Portuguese.
Patricia Strauch was born in the city of Buenos Aires in 1978. She attended the University of Buenos Aires and is a certified public translator. Motherhood first brought her into contact with children’s literature, first through reading and later writing. In addition to There’s a Monster in the Kitchen, she has also published the books Emma va a la selva, and ¿Por qué dormimos?, published by Tres en Línea and Una Luna, respectively.
Natalia Aguerre is a graphic designer who studied at the University of Buenos Aires. She sees illustration as her primary means of communication. In addition to illustrating There’s a Monster in the Kitchen, she also illustrated Una caja de libros, published by Superpoder Editorial. Her artistic training began from a very young age with courses given by Cristian Turdera and Marcos Farina. She has given workshops on fanzines and illustrations at secondary schools, the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU, University of Buenos Aires), and at cultural centers. She currently teaches experimental illustration for the Roldán Course at the FADU.