The WorryWoo Monsters, a series by Andi Green, was first seen in a New York City art exhibition in 2001. Originally called The Monsters in My Head, Green wanted to create characters with a story that each embodied an emotion. Using her design and illustration background she built 5 light boxes, 24"x36" in size, each containing a monster with its story Xerox-transferred to the front of the box. From loneliness to confusion, she began tackling complicated feelings and transformed them into quirky, loveable characters. Her message of "embrace your emotions" received such a positive response, she was asked by many if she ever considered turning her single art pieces into storybooks. In 2002 she began to expand her concept, but it wasn't until 2007 that she decided to publish and produce her new collection.
Nola, the cuddly green Monster of Loneliness lives in a world of sunny skies and beautiful landscapes, but she's missing one thing... a friend. Her wide-eyed stare and squooshy tummy make her an ideal candidate for hugs and kisses. She also sports a standard WorryWoo belly button made fortickles! She would love to be your best friend! Nola also has a book called The Lonely Little Monster.
Rue, the irresistible Monster of Insecurity hides behind flowers because he thinks he's different. He doesn't realize that his unusual features make him interesting. He thinks that his nose just doesn't "fit" with his shaggy hair, cheese curl ears and fluffy wings. How Silly! What he needs is a little encouragement. Won't you tell him he is perfect just the way he is? Rue also has a book called The Nose That Didn't fit.
Squeek, the monster of innocence is a cotton candy pink little guy who lives in a bubble! As you can see by the look on his face, he's shy and needs you to introduce him to the world. Just hold him in your arms and describe everything to him. You can be his teacher and show him all the fun things that are special in your life. Oh, and don't forget, he's the pip-"squeek" of the bunch so be gentle! Squeek also has a book called The Monster In The Bubble.
Visit the website at http://worrywoos.com/ to meet the WorryWoos and to learn more about the characters and their books.