Young Tiger’s parents don’t take her seriously, taking a second dinner to her bedroom “to feed her Monster.”
Monster came to scare her one night long ago, before she can even remember, but instead became her evening playmate. Monster perches at the foot of Tiger’s bed each night, to guard her from “the Nightmares” that try to get her while she sleeps.
One night, a huge and most horrific Nightmare visits, one that Monster cannot defeat. Before the next bedtime, they agree that it is Tiger herself who must overcome the Nightmare.
The digitally enhanced watercolors in this graphic novel depict Tiger’s futuristic-yet-familiar awake-life in vivid color and, alternatively, her scary nighttime-life in dark blues and blacks. Her ultimate victory over the Nightmare is rendered as a powerful orange explosion of light. “You’re – not – real! – Roar!”
This book is recommended for kids of any age who enjoy fantastical graphic novels and especially for kids who need a power boost to befriend their own personal Monsters and defeat their own Nightmares.