Thanks for visiting! We are an author/illustrator comedy duo of the bestselling monster kids books and more. Here you'll find info on us, our books, school visits, presentations, and videos. Be sure to follow us on FB and Instagram!
We were so grateful to be presented the Gwen Frostic Award from the Michigan Reading Association. This award is given for inspiring literacy in the state of Michigan.
Just to tell you a little bit about
Karen & Darrin...They are an author, illustrator, husband and wife, comedy team. They have 14 monster kids books out - the bestselling Mick Morris Myth Solver series 1-6, the Ghost Board Posse Series 1-3, the Sketch the Myths Sketchbook, and the bestselling Michigan picture book, Bigfoot and the Mitten. Also, two award winning picture books - Biggie and Birdie are Different (so what), and Monsters First Day at School, and the inspiring Michigan gift book, 'Your True North Michigan.'
They also have the hugely popular illustrated mash-up posters.
Both have performed improvisational comedy for over 20 years, and have done countless voice impersonations on radio and computer games.
They are constantly busy with school visits, family nights, banquets, book festivals and conferences - inspiring children to laugh, create, and follow their dreams (and adults, alike).
Join us at Author’s Row as we help kick-off the virtual Reading Rocks in Rockford Festival for 2021 with Melissa English, (Youth Paraprofessional, Kent District Library, Krause Memorial Branch)! It’s a wonderful chat as we cover writing, reading, the arts, and motivate you to follow your dreams!
A fun reading of the bestselling, Michigan based picture book, 'Bigfoot and the Mitten' read by the author Karen Bell-Brege. A story about a Bigfoot who sees a sassy robin with a mitten and thinks he lost his mitten. So the robin agrees to help him find it. She takes him across Michigan looking for it. Funny, rhyming and heart-felt as this odd duo discover some of the most beautiful, interesting, and historic places in the state. It's pure Michigan throughout, and a wonderful learning tool for students, and perfect for teachers and librarians, featuring Michigan facts.
As Bigfoot and a robin are in search of Bigfoot’s lost mitten this adventurous and humorous book takes you on a delightful ride. This unlikely duo visits many of Michigan’s most wonderful and well-known sites. The touching ending proves that what you may think you lost, can really be found at home.
Here's a quick sketch of Bigfoot's face from our picture book 'Bigfoot and the Mitten' to teach you how to draw. We start out drawing in blue, so it's really light, then we clean up the sketch with black lines. It's like using a light pencil then inking over it. Follow along and build the expression around our shapes and guidelines. Go ahead, give it a try. You can pause the video between the steps...Have fun!
Author Karen Bell-Brege and Illustrator Darrin Brege share their thoughts on the importance of getting children to read books that they enjoy. Interviewed at the Motor City Comic Con. Video courtesy of ONtv.
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