Synopses & Reviews
From Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington to Vancouver, BC, this playful picture book introduces misunderstood monsters and the Pacific Northwest bridges they call home. Meet Irving the Noble Vegetarian who lives under the Astoria-Megler Bridge and smells like vegetables and hair gel. Or the Flixies, a group of winged pixie creatures who live under the Fremont Bridge in Portland. Each monster takes on the history and environment of their home, making Monsters under Bridges engaging as well as educational. Find out who these lovable monsters are, how they spend their time, what they like to eat, and more in this fun monster almanac!
"The book is a wonderful combination of funny stories about the monsters, history about the bridges and their construction and design, and sometimes even a legend or two that go along with the bridge." Growing My Kids Reviews
About the Author
Rachel Roellke Coddington is an elementary school teacher in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband, Eric. She was born and raised in Fresno, California, as a part of a huge, loving family. She has been writing stories and poems for a very long time. In addition to writing, she loves singing, beatboxing, handcrafting flowers from paper, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest. This is her second children's book.
Jolby is a collaborative design and illustration studio based in Portland, Oregon. Josh Kenyon and Colby Nichols began their partnership in 2005. They combine their talents as art directors, designers, and illustrators.Their illustrations have been exhibited in galleries all over the world. They have two goals for every piece of work they create: “Tell a memorable story” and “Make people smile.”