I love this book. It is a collection of absolutely adorable illustrations of monsters with information about the absolutely horrifying ways they will kill you.
Instead of focusing a narrow light, the book includes monsters from legends from around the globe. A few are pitiful, which nicely adds an unexpected element to the book when they are featured, but most are straight up killers: carnivorous unicorns, beasts that tickle their victims to death, and sea creatures just waiting for a disobedient child to wander past.
It is a beautifully illustrated, quick read cryptid bestiary.
The audience for this one may be a tad limited. The right child will be fascinated—I cautiously showed one entry to my six-year-old daughter and she insisted we sit and read the entire book—but for a more timid child this could be nightmare fuel. Less nervous fans of Fantastic Beasts and other mythical bestiaries should have this on their shelf.