Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - My Monster Burrufu

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Book Review - My Monster Burrufu

About the Book
“My Monster Burrufu” (ISBN 061545934X), is a children’s picture book written by Alberto Corral and illustrated by Alessandra Sorrentino. This literary phenomena brings a new light to stories about monsters and children showing how the most amazing and lifelong friendship may be waiting to flourish in unexpected places.

“My Monster Burrufu” tells the story of Olivia, a 7-year-old girl who just moved into a new home that contains a secret attic with a surprising occupant. This is a delightful story with an important message for young generations. The book includes a good mix of humor and drama with characters that are believable and relatable.

As an artist at DreamWorks Animation, Corral understands the importance of a story filled with action, adventure and humor with captivating visuals. Written to engage and entertain, the book is intended for young readers and for parents to read with their children.

“My Monster Burrufu” is available for sale online at, Kindle version and other channels.

About the Author and the Illustrator: Alberto Corral was born in the Canary Islands, Spain. He fell in love at an early age with movies, acting, directing and animation. After teaching himself to animate at home, moved to Madrid for further study. Corral worked in various locations in the U.K. and Spain before coming to New York to study acting at the New York Film Academy. From there he got a job at DreamWorks Animation in L.A. and worked on movies including “Shrek Forever After” and “Kung Fu Panda 2.” Corral has also worked on two films in Spain that won Goya awards, the Spanish version of the Oscars. His IMDB page can be found at

Alessandra Sorrentino was born in Turin, Italy. She has worked as an animator and an illustrator for Cartoon Network, Disney, BBC and the Oscar nominated movie “The Secret of Kells.” She has also illustrated the three books of the “Leila Blue” saga.

My Take on the Book
As a father I am always looking for books that contain a strong message. This book does this and shares a message of love and acceptance that you do not always find in other books. I am constantly telling my eldest daughter about the importance of looking inside of people for the good in all and this book shares such a message too. What was best was that the book shares these messages through the adventures of a character that they can relate to. My eldest daughter thought that Olivia was cool and she actually mentioned that she would love to have adventures like her someday.

The book was a fun, enjoyable read and I for one am hoping that there will be other books to come from this duo!

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