Title: You Monster!
Author and illustrator: Caterina Baldi
Theme: Fear of diversity
Age: 5-8 years old
The book is composed of two stories which share the same final pages.
Both covers have a silver mirror in the centre. The reader will see their image reflected on the cover.
For easier pdf reading, I keep all the pages in the same direction. In the paper version, the pages of the second story are reversed (Please watch the video).
Story 1: Edo
Three kids, Edo, Petra and Marta, love climbing up the schoolyard tree. But there is a problem: spiders. Marta has been bitten once, so they decide not to climb the tree anymore.
Petra proposes a new game, but a strong wind makes the ball disappear into the branches. Edo reaches the top of the tree to get the ball when he sees the ball stuck to a cobweb and a nasty spider in front of him. Looking closely, he sees that the spider is as scared as him. He also realizes that the ball didn’t get lost thanks to the cobweb. He thanks the spider for keeping his ball safe.
Story 2: Spider
Spider, Little and Hairy love spinning cobwebs and finding new holes in their tree. One day, Little finds a perfect hole for a new den, but a big pink finger sticks inside. Scared, they promise not to go into holes anymore. As a new game, They decide to build a giant cobweb, but a strong wind sticks a ball to their masterpiece. On top of that, a human climbs up among the branches. Looking closely, Spider sees that the human is as scared as him. Moreover, the kid has freed their ball from the cobweb. Spider thanks Edo for that.
For easier reading, I create two pdf that you can download here below: