PaperToy Monsters Book Review and GIVEAWAY


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Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!
By Brian Castleforte
Paperback , 124 pages
ISBN: 9780761158820 (0761158820)
Published by Workman Publishing

My Review (Video by 7yr old Max & his Daddy):

From the Publisher:
A breakthrough paper-folding book for kids—paper airplanes meet Origami meets Pokemon. Papertoys, the Internet phenomenon that’s hot among graphic designers and illustrators around the world, now comes to kids in the coolest new book. Created and curated by Brian Castleforte, a graphic designer and papertoy pioneer who rounded up 25 of the hottest papertoy designers from around the world (Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Italy, Croatia, Chile, even Jackson, Tennessee), Papertoy Monsters offers 50 fiendishly original die-cut designs that are ready to pop out, fold, and glue. The book interleaves card stock with paper stock for a unique craft package; the graphics are colorful and hip, combining the edginess of anime with the goofy fun of Uglydolls and other collectibles. Plus each character comes with its own back-story.

And the results are delicious: meet Pharaoh Thoth Amon, who once ruled Egypt but is now a mummy who practices dark magic in his sarcophagus. Or Zumbie the Zombie, who loves nothing more than a nice plate of brains and yams. NotSoScary, a little monster so useless at frightening people that he has to wear a scary mask. Yucky Chuck, the lunchbox creature born in the deepest depths of your school bag. Plus Zeke, the monster under your bed, Nom Nom, eater of cities, and Grumpy Gramps, the hairy grandpa monster with his very own moustache collection.


1. US & Canada residents only, no PO Boxes.
2. Leave me a comment with your email address.
3. PaperToy Monsters provided by Workman Publishing, Shipping provided by Beachbrights.
4. It's that easy to enter! Contest ends Sunday, July, 17th @ Midnight.

Resource Links:
PaperToy Monsters on YouTube
Brian Castleforte


Anonymous said...

How fun! I think this would entertain the triplets for a while (and me, too!)

Elizabeth Ribble

Jennifer Howard said...

Neat! My 7-year-old would love this, His big sister would too.

Jennifer Howard
jenniferhoward AT verizon DOT net

Nonni said...
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Darlene said...

Please enter me in the draw! My kids would absolutely love this!

I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cherry said...

I came from Cym Lowell's Book Review Party Wednesdays (BRPW).

Goodluck to everybody entering!

Cherry Mischievous
(not an entry)

Elizabeth said...

OLD FOLLOWER. Looks like a fun book.

I don't need entered, but good luck to everyone.

Stopping by from Cym Lowell's Book Review Party.

Nice review.

Stop by my blog to see my book listed on Cym's linky and for a giveaway of NIGHT TRAIN by Clyde Edgerton...courtesy of Anna Balasi of Little, Brown and Company.

Contest is on until July 25.

Hope to see you there.


nikki said...

What a great book for my three girls to make use of over the summer months when "i'm bored" sets in.

Boy oh Boy oh Boy! said...

My 8 year old would absolutely love this book! Great job on the review. I especially liked the part when your husband mentioned his second glass of wine! Hahaha! Thanks for a great giveaway.


Eric Rogers said...

What fun! Thank you for the giveaway.

cakebake said...

Oh we could have a lot of family time with this book!

The Raytones said...

Love those little monsters! How cool, thanks for sharing!

Jonnie (JB) said...

Waht a neat idea! My boys would love this!