The illustrations in Mythical Monsters are second to none. The details in the coloured drawings of each creature are incredible. Whilst this book is certainly not a comprehensive listing of current and past monsters it does have a good range to read about. What's good about this collection as well is that the reader gets to learn about monsters from all over the world, not just their own country or continent.
As well as the great pictures, there's also a scale showing the size of the creature compared to a human. There's also a where in the world map, just in case you want to actually plan a holiday around trying to see one of these creatures.
No doubt there will be many in here you also have not heard of before or at the very least ones you had only heard in name only so being able to see what they look like as well as read some information on them will definitely broaden your monster knowledge.
The book's text is very simply laid out and easy to read. Kids would easily be able to read it but importantly it doesn't use words in a way that make it sound like a kids' book.
Monsters listed include
Ancient Legends - Black Dog, Bogeyman, Chupacabra, Gogmagog, Golem, Leviathan, Mer People, Mummy, Tokoloshe and Troll
Mythical Monsters - Basilisk, Crebus, Chimaera, Cyclops, Fenrir, Gorgon, Griffin, Harpy, Hydra, Kraken, Maticore, Minotaur, Oni, Roc, Scylla, Sphinx, Thunderbird and Wyvern.
Media Monsters - Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, Gargantua, Godzilla, King Kong, Mothra and Werewolf.
Modern Monsters - Bigfoot, Gray Alien, Hopkinsville Goblin, Jersey Devil, Loch Ness Monster, Mothman, Reptoid Alien, Yeti and the Yowie.
It's a good book check it out!