Monsters have taken on a much more prominent role with our kids than they did when we were little. A more positive role, in fact. With movies like Monsters, Inc., and great books like Mo Willems' Leonardo the Terrible Monster
, there are so many ways to show kids that monsters can be friendly. It's like we're telling them that monsters come in all shapes, sizes and personalities — just like people.
We are a very monster-friendly household. Partially because I've designed many monsters as a toy deisgner, including Mrax. I have a soft spot for something that is pure imagination: a monster can be absolutely anything you want it to be. Here are a few of my favorite monster toys:
(Images: as linked above)