"When a storm grounds their boat, the Summers family is stranded on an island with an angry volcano. Splitting up to look for help, the family encounters various frightful creatures. A "splinter" (a tree root) dislodged from the volcano's foot finally restores peace."
"It's a charming introduction to crytozoology for very young children, with the polysyllabic words they seem to enjoy, and gorgeously illustrated. And it has positive messages aplenty: man and manimal can live in harmony; you create your own fears; and working cooperatively is rewarding. If, as an adult, you have to read the same story every single night till your sanity gives way, this will be more pleasant than 99 per cent of the competition."
"Filled with exuberantly colorful and cartoony illustrations, Welcome to Monster Isle is a rhyming picturebook about a family's vacation that takes a turn for the wild when a storm sends their skipper's boat off course. Seven castaways are stranded Evening dresseson an uncharted desert island - filled with wild and fierce monsters! From a griffon to a zillard to a volcano with a face, can the refugees survive and even make friends with such fantastic beasts? An enthusiastic, upbeat tale perfect for reading aloud to young monster lovers."
"The artwork is simply amazing!"
"Jeff's work has fascinated me since we first met while working on games like Dungeons & Dragons. His art and imagination were cutting-edge then, and what he brings to the children's book world is cutting-edge now."
"Jeff, I want to thank you so much for your wonderful presentation to the book club yesterday. You did such a nice job interacting with the kids. I could tell they really enjoyed it."
"At first glance, the new Monster Isle app looks like just another simple way to entertain your kids. But dig deep into this digital children's book and you'll find a wealth of treasures. If you're looking for a teaching tool that's both fun and functional, this is definitely worth the money. It will keep young readers entertained (and educated) for hours."