Thursday, 30 October 2014

Philips Monstergraphic & Mickey Mouse SoftPal Competition

Children have very active imaginations; I was looking at some interesting research by Philips and what they found out about “monsters”.  My eldest thinks monsters live on Mars, they only come out to visit you on special days like your birthday to celebrate with you!  Which sounds quite positive really but he still has his moments when he is a bit unsure at night.

Philips learnt more about the characteristics of monsters, what they look like and how many are in each household!  If we are like the average (2.51) we will have more monsters than children in our family.  It’s a fascinating thought!  Mind you I think it would be hard pushed squeezing one monster under their bed, it’s so full of books, dust bunnies and soft toys!  Perhaps its because one of the top monster superpowers is doing the chores, so they can have a quick tidy before they settle down for the night.

Seeing a monstergraphic like this makes monsters look quite approachable, one in three are fluffy and fluffy monsters do not seem quite so scary somehow.  One child imagined up a 23-limbed monster, eldest went for four arms and seven legs when I asked him.  I suppose its good to get talking about monsters, you can learn more about what your child thinks and reassure them appropriately.

So with all this going on in their little heads it’s important to take efforts to soothe and comfort them at night, fortunately Philips have a range of night lights just for that purpose.  There is nothing like banishing imaginary monsters than a burst of light, the boys currently have no less than four night-lights in their one room and still showing signs of wanting a couple more!  It might look like the Blackpool illuminations by the time they have finished…

I have been offered an adorable Mickey Mouse SoftPal to giveaway.


If you would like to enter to win this cuddly companion please fill out the form below by the 19th of November.

Mickey Mouse SoftPal

224 comments:

  1. Mine don't imagine monsters - if they did then maybe it would look like sully

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  2. My youngest daughter recently drew a monster which resembled Captain Caveman (a cartoon character from my younger years!) She thinks all monsters have long shaggy fur and great big feet!!

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  3. like a frog apparently, no idea where hes had that from!

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  4. A black shaggy beard, menacing eyes, and waggily teeth and smells of biscuits. There you have it!!

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  5. Huge too tall to see it's face! is my friends little ones take on monsters

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  6. Mine seem to picture them as a big pile of clothes from Jumblebum book

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  7. Josh is quite young so he can't talk to us yet but he does love dinosaurs and he loves watching monsters inc, I think if you could mix the green circle dude with the big eye and a dinosaur that would be his monster!

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  8. My youngest would imagine all monsters like Sully. My middle child has a very overactive imagination so would have a million eyes, 100 fingers, 10 legs and 50 arms knowing him. My oldest would be something off something he watched or something he played, ghosts or army style things

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  9. Green (he loves everything green lol) and probably resemble spiderman in some way lol! x

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  10. Noah's probably resembles spongebob!

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  11. A freaky vampire with spider legs

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  12. A lot like spiders I would imagine. All of my kids hate spiders

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  13. Mine is convinced that all the monsters look like characters from Monsters Inc and they take it in turns to visit different children - you never get the same monster - so every night has the potential for a scary monster :(

    Thanks for the chance to win x

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  14. Being obsessed with Monsters INC means it would be like one of the monsters off monsters inc

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  15. Something like the gruffalo but red with large teeth!

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  16. my son kept seeing a monster in his little red night light so we had to change it to a blue one

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  17. Must be the Gruffalo
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  18. My little one, doesnt really say much about monsters but he loves monsters inc so maybe something like those

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  19. Probably cuddly and fluffy as he's not really scared of anything!

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  20. The monsters from monsters inc , he thinks they are funny so not scared but he is mickey mad though xxx

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  21. Monsters in our house ook like Sully & MIke as it's a favourite film with my two boys

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  22. our grandchildren are really into super heroes like batman, spiderman but grand-daughter loves princesses

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  23. Big, and creepy.

    Rachel Craig

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  25. Weird and creepy amazing thank you x

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  26. Mine don't at the moment too young

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  27. Apparently It has Yellow hair, stick body, very short arms & a massive bulbous head! oh dear. :)

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  28. my grandson is always talking about monsters, he loves to hear them in stories, and when he plays being one he says he is like a dinosaur monster

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  29. Not so much monsters but he has a fascination with zombies at the moment.

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  30. My boys love zombies, green and drooling!

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  31. Linda F McGarrigle3 November 2014 at 18:46

    always seems to be sea monsters these days my youngest won't set foot in the sea in the summer ....can't complain neither will i lol

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  32. a nice friendly round monster with big eyes, furry body and little arms and legs

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  33. Gruffalo, we read it to him once he had nightmares for a week

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  34. big ones that are green and pink!!

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  35. my daughter doesnt imagine monsters, but dragons, with "perfect claws" haha

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  36. From the pictures my son draws, really thick square chunky head, arms and legs, lots of purple hair, orange face and green feet - very scary!!!!!

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  37. Little one doesn't have monsters but her big brother invents them daily; usually mutated beasts spewing mutagen and terrorising planet earth

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  38. my son ofetn shouts ah a monster and draws big green blobs lol

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  39. knowing my Sophie she would have a big pink monster with fluffly hair, a tiara and a goofy smile lol

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  40. A green monster - looks like a giant marrow

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  41. My daughters would be like a princess!!! My son says it would be a double monster with batman and robin!

    Ashleigh

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  42. Green and Orange with sounds x

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  43. christine shelley4 November 2014 at 10:25

    My neice loves sealife of any sort

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  44. It would be something shark-related as he is obsessed with them!x

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  45. He would be bent over with a stoop and have a crackle laugh

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  46. anything in the shape of a dinosaur

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  47. my 2 yr old says a monster has 2 eyes, green, fluffy and yellow and black legs

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  48. My daughter only really knows the monsters from Monsters Inc big and furry, cute and cuddly :)

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  49. I just asked my little one and he said green, with big yellow spots and spiky hair :)

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  50. i asked my 3 year old and she said as big as a giant and goes roarrr

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  51. My son just talks about monsters in general & that they're not allowed in the house. He knows they are scared of cross mummies!

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  52. A bit like Sully, big and bear like!

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  53. Like many other comments my little boys would be like the Gruffalo as he has been read it many many times :)

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  54. Huge and scary

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  55. Friendly monster - fat and furry.

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  56. It would be some kind of giant spider as my daughter is so scared of them!

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  57. After Halloween and seeing a dressed up Frankenstein.. I would imagine they think monsters look like that!

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  58. big and ugly with blobby style face and wonky nose, green, with spots, and orange hair!!!

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  59. Purple and Orange fur, with bright green teeth and red eyes!

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  60. Mine are a bit too young at the moment.

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  61. big teeth and nails and lots of hair

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  62. a spider, my daughter is always calling them a monster

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  63. My little boy is still young but apparently it says rawr! But he loves hump and monsters vs aliens so im sure it would be a mix of those :)

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  64. Sully. my son has just got a dressing up costume of him. x

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  65. Pam Francis Gregory6 November 2014 at 12:56

    A huge teddy with really sharp teeth

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  66. My 3 year old son is scared of everything just now. He was even scared of his own hallowe'en costume,(a spider) to him everything looks and sounds like a monster!

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  67. Something big a furry that lives in the cupboard x

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  68. something dark with lots of arms

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  69. My little boy says they look scary, real ones are hard but pyjama ones are fluffy(he has monsters on his pyjamas), they are all different colours and have 3 eyes.

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  70. Christina Palmer9 November 2014 at 17:48

    Large with big teeth and a spikey tail and a very load roar

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  71. Claire Elizabeth Noke9 November 2014 at 22:12

    if it was up to my little girl, it would be VERY pink and VERY glittery...... if it was up to my little boy, it would be VERY green and VERY scary !

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  72. it would be fluffy pink and sparkly :D

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  73. Evidently it looks like the grim reaper on my hoodie, oops!

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  74. Knowing my daughter, they would probably look like multi-coloured teddies

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  75. my son loves the blue monster off monsters ink

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  76. I know a kid who describes them like big purple balls of furr, with dripping nose and big claws!

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  77. He would probably want his monster to be half Sully and half minion

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  78. Sully! :)

    Kelly L

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  79. like a scary shadow I think is what our 3yo was trying to explain

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  80. A spider..terrified of them but he loves spiderman!

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  81. They seem to come in a variety of guises but are usually green and have one eye

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  82. My sons monster would be a lot like the Gruffalo but with Harry Potters wand and broom and a dinosaur tail.

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  83. The Gruffolo no doubt

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  84. She is a monster, with blonde hair & blue eyes!! Lol

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  85. A golden teddy bear with big scary teeth that bites off kids heads

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  86. A kind monster that would scare all the bullies away :D

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  87. Like Sully, I would imagine! :)

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  88. My daughters would be some kind of giant spider (mine too for that matter!)

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  89. It would be a friendly monster...all fluffy and yellow with pink spots....that's what Jorgie says :)

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  90. Isabell Whitenstall15 November 2014 at 16:31

    A monster that shows all its big teeth

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  91. Mine says they are black with red eye and a stripy top - sounds very scary.

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  92. Thanks for the giveaway, in our house we imagine monsters look like sully from monsters inc.

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  93. Something too scary to put into words!

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  94. My niece said her monster looked like Simon Cowell :)

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  95. Grotbags thins Bloody Mary from the Tudor times.

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  96. My daughter lives the moshi monsters still, and I think any monster would be pink :)

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  97. Kids love to be scared and the traditional Bogeyman is probably still top of the monster pops.

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  98. My son does imagine monsters he likes to draw one, it looked like Honey Monster of the sugar puffs advert haha very yellow and hairy x

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  99. My kids have been lucky in that they have never mentioned monsters or wanted to create one. I would imagine they'd make it look like the Gruffalo though as we do read that book a lot.

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  100. A fat man with bat wings and rather oddly (in my opinion), long, blonde hair.

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  101. My daughter always said that monsters were purple with cat ears and horses tails

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  102. The only monster my son knows is Sulley x

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  103. My lads monsters were always spiders

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  104. My son won't talk about monsters because he's too scared.

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  105. My little un gets scared of 'Pig-Men'

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  106. My son sees a flying head

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  107. my daughter recently drew a monster named cowbra, it had the head of a cow and the body of a cobra :)

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  108. one of the monsters off monsters inc

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  109. My daughter had a monster under her bed... it was a shadow from what ever as street light beamed through the curtains.. I had to get a dustpan and brush scoop him in dustpan and open the bedroom window to get rid of it..... she was fine after that and she got in bed with me haha 18 years ago :-)

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  110. my 4 year old talks of the man with red hair and red eyes

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  111. my little boy thinks dragons are monsters so probably that lol

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  112. Tall with green hair and brown teeth

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  113. The only monsters I think my daughter knows about are those 'monster high' dolls so she probably
    imagines them to look like them...long hair, long eyelashes...not that scary!

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  114. I think the only one my son knows about is Sully from Monsters Inc

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  115. Purple with principles and big fangs

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  116. To shut grandma up when she nags, arrg

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  117. Mine are too little yet we haven't started the whole monster thing but all monsters are Mike and sulley aren't they??? :)

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  118. He's too young for monsters. He just loves Mr Tumble and Waybuloo, in particular Yojojo.

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  119. My Grandson see's dragons ha ha. Most of the time they are nice friendly ones :)

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  120. monsters can look like anything, from a fluffy cat that transforms into a evil monster, or even his little sister who was a monster from when she was first born!!!!

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  121. My son seems to love monsters - to him they look like dinosuars

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  122. my nephews monster would probably resemble my teenage son, arms scrapping along the floor when walking, hair covering his face, grunting,

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  123. Probably Randall or Sully from Monsers Inc. My daughter watched it once, and has refused to watch it again - it was too scary for her.

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  124. No Monsters - Only Fairies in this house

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  125. It would be green like the hulk, fly like a bee and have 8 hairy legs like a spider.

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  126. Maria Jane Knight18 November 2014 at 13:38

    I think like something horrible from Dr Who.

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  127. I have 3 boys who are huge Disney marvel fans so we have plenty of little monster fans our favouites are Mike and Sully from MU

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  128. Sully, he makes us all laugh so much

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  130. We already know his favourite monster - MIKE

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  131. Hairy and green with big feet

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  132. My daughter doesn't have a scary monster, though she loves monsters inc so probably thinks they are all nice like Mike

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  133. my son imagines a big black blob with fangs

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  134. I'm not sure what it would look like but it hides under the bed!

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  135. They are usually dinosaur related!

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  136. Invisible and live in the closet! lol!

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  137. Their grandad in a bad mood

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  138. fluffy blue and purple with a loud rooooooaaaar because he's the top scarer :)

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  139. probably would not have ears or legs just a big smile big eyes and long arms- it seems to be the norm with pictures at the moment

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  140. My son says he is shadowy, spooky and you can't see his face!

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  141. Pauline Burroughs18 November 2014 at 20:56

    Sofia is still quite young but she thinks a monster would look like a dinosaur

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  142. Probably like a puppy as my youngest is obsessed. Everything he draws looks like a puppy. I think he's trying to tell me something....

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  143. Zombies, my 5 year old is Zombie mad!

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  144. Green and hairy with big eyes and sharp teeth

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  145. My niece thinks monsters look like dinosaurs (maybe they do) but she doesn't thin they're bad, just rather naughty.

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  146. My six year old is pretty much frightened of everything poor lamb!

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  147. My daughter draws nice monsters that she finds funny rather than scarey.

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  148. Pink and fluffy! I think Monster Inc has done wonders for the image of the modern monster :)

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  149. My little man is a little monster at the moment, does that count? x

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  150. Probably my son's monsters look like dinosaurs.

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  151. my friends youngest sister thinks about a cut between an alien and the yeti

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  152. My sons monster is green and fluffy. Unfortunately so is his dressing gown and he confuses them in the dark.

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  153. my 3 year old doesnt explain things, sh says shes scared of the monsters but doesnt elaborate any more than that.

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  154. Probably would be a moshi monster

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  155. My liitle ones monster is a cross between a one eyed vampire alien.

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  156. My son told me his monster is big and dark

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