A pair of local women have created a children’s book, asking kids to search its pages for endangered monsters (like the one seen here in this illustration from the book). A book launch event is taking place Jan. 6 at the MAC. — Submitted by Mark Desvaux

Parksville women to launch children’s monster book

Kids invited to find monsters at MAC Jan. 6

A local author and illustrator are encouraging kids to help in the search for monsters, without whom the world just won’t be the same.

Author Jennifer Desvaux and illustrator Aura Vanderwal are launching The Very Last Monster Book with an event at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville on Saturday, Jan. 6.

Described as Dr. Seuss meets Where the Wild Things Are with a bit of Where’s Waldo, kids are encouraged to become monster explorers and help find monsters before they go extinct.

For the event, starting at 2 p.m. and with last entry at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6, the authors are calling on children to dress up in their best explorer costumes (with binoculars, magnifying glasses and anything else that could help located monsters) to visit the event.

The exhibition will include original, full-sized artwork and the story on display, while children will receive interactive explorer packs so they can document each monster they find, and receive a signed certificate at the end of their search.

People can also sign-up for a limited first edition of the book either at the exhibition or on the website.

Tickets for the event are free, but limited with a staggered entry at the event every half hour.

Go to lastmonsters.com for tickets and more info.

—NEWS Staff/Mark Desvaux

Just Posted

Parksville-Qualicum MLA questions minister over homeless housing project

Stilwell seeks clarification in response to community opposition

Emergency preparedness expo coming to Qualicum Beach Saturday

Experience an 8.0-magnitude earthquake in Shake Zone simulator

Parksville author reeling in reluctant readers

Jocelyn Shipley’s latest book meant to engage teens who don’t yet love to read

Qualicum Beach rain garden receives award

Green project honoured by Vancouver Island Real Estate Board awards

Ravensong Waterdancers perform well at regional meet

Mable Moran Regional Championships held in Richmond

VIDEO: Kwalikum students featured in fashion show

Event a fundraiser for dry grad event

Parksville resident interrupts break and enter

Two reported break and entries on Gaetjen Street

WATCH: Officers recognized at 10th anniversary of anti-impaired driving program

Alexa’s Team has grown from 26 members in 2008 to the current 2,400

Police searching for escaped prisoner in B.C.

Ralph Whitfield Morris, 83, is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder

B.C. set to introduce pot laws, but years of fine tuning likely: minister

Legislation regulating recreational marijuana is expected to be introduced Thursday

Arrests made after truck crashes into unmarked police cars in Nanaimo

Two men facing numerous charges after allegedly fleeing scene on the mid-island

Canadian driver uses lawn chair as driver’s seat, gets caught

Ontario police detachment caught the male driver during a traffic stop

B.C. moves to restrict pill presses in opioid battle

Minister Mike Farnworth says federal law doesn’t go far enough

VIDEO: Vets, volunteers set up vaccination station for sick bunnies

Volunteers, vets try to stop spread of lethal virus

Most Read