Getting into spirit

I’m getting into the Halloween spirit with 100 Monsters all around me. 
A few of my favorites are hanging at the office, frightening all who pass by. Luckily, there’s no need to be afraid of these adorable monsters, reimagined from classical world mythology. 

Yara-Ma
Djinn
Siren
Shedu
Tengu

You can catch all of the monsters in my downloadable book, 100 Monsters but I am Not Afraid. All copies include a Monstrous Encyclopedia with details on each creature. 

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K Ryan Henisey is an award-winning, LA-area artists whose watercolor and mixed media works explore the human experience. Formerly a public school teacher, Ryan’s children themed works create a positive and kind environment for all using classic forms on digital channels. 

Take the kids on a break with Sleepy Safari and the Restful Readers

K. Ryan Henisey, teacher and award winning artist, reads Sleepy Safari, the first in a series of sleepy-time readers for young families.

Rather than ducks or sheep, count a safari for your sleep.

The happy animals on Sleepy Safari rest under a magical sky of smiling stars. This bedtime book is great for children of all ages and encourages restful sleep.

Read along with the gentle rhyming ballad to induce happy dreams.

Books

Getting inspired, a look back at the Restful Readers

Good morning, universe. It’s official – I’ve started production on the next Restful Reader, Tuckered Tundra. The new book will feature the same delightful and familiar ballad stanza rhyme scheme and fully illustrated watercolor images of our favorite northern animals.

For now, let’s look back at the favorite critters from the first three books, Sleepy Safari, Dreamy Desert, and Slumbering Sea.

Books

Dreamy Desert, Buzzard
Dreamy Desert, Buzzard

Dreamy Desert, Raven
Dreamy Desert, Raven

Dreamy Desert, Owl
Dreamy Desert, Owl

Dreamy Desert, Mice
Dreamy Desert, Mice

Dreamy Desert, Lizard
Dreamy Desert, Lizard

Dreamy Desert, Bats
Dreamy Desert, Bats

Slumbering Sea, Sea Star
Slumbering Sea, Sea Star

Slumbering Sea, Jellies
Slumbering Sea, Jellies

Slumbering Sea, Sea Turtle
Slumbering Sea, Sea Turtle

Slumbering Sea, Gulls
Slumbering Sea, Gulls

Slumbering Sea, Octopus
Slumbering Sea, Octopus

Slumbering Sea, Lobster
Slumbering Sea, Lobster

Sleepy Safari, Cheetah (Sold)
Sleepy Safari, Cheetah (Sold)

Sleepy Safari, Fennec Fox
Sleepy Safari, Fennec Fox

Sleepy Safari, Meerkats
Sleepy Safari, Meerkats
 

Download all the animals on KRyanHenisey.com

‘100 Monsters’ take children on a world tour of mythology

There’s no need to be afraid of the dark or things that go bump in the night. Explore the world of myth and monsters in this 2 for 1 book! Children will delight at this adorable rhyming book and monster encyclopedia.

Each monster is fully illustrated in K. Ryan Henisey’s award winning, watercolor and ink style. Children and families will sing along, listing all the classical creatures that don’t scare them at all.

Both ‘100 Monsters’ and the ‘Monstrous Encyclopedia’ teach children not to be afraid. With sweet faces and bright smiles, each illustrated monster encourages bravery.

Perfect for reading aloud, ‘100 Monsters’ allows low level readers the opportunity to read a book over 100 pages long! Parents and teachers can read the rhyming book aloud, leaving young readers the opportunity to explore the encyclopedia at their leisure.

All of the monsters within the book are taken from global mythology, representing locations and stories from around the world.

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