When Lyla Black was just three, she drew a picture of a “good” monster as a gift for her dad. Her mom, a costume designer, helped her bring her design to life by sewing it. Soon the family was in the monster-making business selling at crafts fairs and beyond.
Lyla, now eight, is still in charge. She picks out the fabrics and makes all the artistic decisions about what each monster will wear. A great shower, holiday, or birthday gift, her stuffed sleep animals help kids feel protected at night, so everyone can get a good night’s sleep.
It’s no surprise Lyla was the youngest Jewish child to win a TAGIE Inventors’ Award—and no surprise that “Lyla Tov" means “good night” in Hebrew.