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Sunday 3 April 2011

Review: Doom Bunny and the Monster Catchers

Morgan is one super cool chic. The heroine of this kooky graphic novel certainly has a lot of chutzpah – and you’d need to if you, too, had such bizarre happenings in your world. Like opening a carton of milk early one morning and having an assortment of monsters come gushing out.

Poor Timotheus the Monster Catcher (who just happens to appear moments after the great milky monster escape) – Morgan has released all his monsters from the milk carton and now things will be worse than having to eat Brussels sprouts his whole life long!

But one monster is hanging around – a milk monster. Quickly ensnaring it, Morgan stuffs it into a rabbit hand puppet only to have the puppet become quickly possessed with monstery powers… enter – The Doom Bunny!

What I love most about this rollicking story is the incredibly kooky imagination of author/illustrator Morris. Using irreverent and hilarious kid-speak with a humour so dry, the pages crackle, this is one bizzaro tale.

Funny, quick and a whole lot of fun, the author’s illustrations are a fantastical wallop of Japanese-inspired characters and design layout, using typically subdued colour that’s divinely offset by a very colourful storyline.

Title: Doom Bunny and the Monster Catchers
Author/ Illustrator: Loren Morris
Publisher: Omnibus, $12.99
Publication Date: Feb 2011
ISBN: 9781862918535
Format: Soft cover
For ages: 6– 12
Type: Graphic Novel