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this monster : creatures that love color

By Julianna Goodman

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Recently named "New and Notable" by Apple!

FAST COMPANY says the following:

"It's rare to see and 'touch' things on the iPad screen that evoke the texture, color, and unpolished feel of real life. Fortunately, a new children’s book app corrects that shortcoming, bridging the divide between slick digital storytelling and handmade visuals.

"Successfully communicates the handmade through the digital"

"The designer’s aesthetic, which embraces imperfections, the handmade, and the hand-drawn, distances the app from videogames proper. The monsters become perfect canvases for abundant texture and color because they are created with such refined simplicity. In fact, Goodman set out to prove that simplicity has an important place in the realm of children’s apps."


Color-Eating Monsters, a Polka-dot Painter, a Musical Mermaid and a Jumping Jackelope…a sweet digital tale which will amuse and delight.

This monster uses hand-crafted, colorful materials in combination with original music and sound effects to tell a sweet, charming, interactive short story about color-eating monsters. Created with paper, fabric, and pen, the artwork in this monster has been lovingly created for a color-laden, tactile experience, that you and your child will love.

Inspired by the picture books of her youth, Julianna Goodman created this app as a forward-looking combination of the digital and the handmade.

As featured in Oscar de la Renta Children's Blog, GEORGE & RUBY:
"We have a bunch of favorites, but I am in love with a new one called this monster. It is a burst of color, whimsical graphics and a textural feel that is not often seen in kids' apps on the market."

LMNOP (Australian children's blog):

"this monster disdains the usual slick styling found in kid’s apps. Instead, she’s plumped for a lovingly created and thoughtful app that marries a vivid, handcrafted design with delightful narratives and original music."

+ Simple interactive animations with unexpected, delightful surprises
+ Original music
+ Zany and endearing sound effects
+ Professional narration by the incomparable Marty Sidman
+ As a bonus: Make a polka dot painting, dress a monster!

To view a demo video, visit with more monsters, or simply say hello, please visit

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What's New in Version 1.2

+ Smaller app footprint/download size

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this monster : creatures that love color
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 36.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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