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Description - Mrs. Muffly's Monster by Sarah Dyer

Mrs Muffly lives by herself in a house on top of a hill. She has always been a bit strange, but lately she has been acting very, very strangely indeed. Could this be because she is keeping a HUGE monster in her house? This is a sparkling new book from the Smarties-Award-winning Sarah Dyer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845077617
ISBN-10: 184507761X
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 240mm x 10mm)
Pages: 36
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Mrs. Muffly's Monster by Sarah Dyer

US Kirkus Review » Childhood logic and a preference for the impossible explodes in this enjoyable tale of crazy conclusions. Mrs. Muffly's recent behavior has been most peculiar. The explanation? "We think that's because she is keeping a HUGE monster in her house!" The evidence is overwhelming. After all, why else would she need to purchase 27 dozen eggs (to style the monster's hair) or 58 packs of butter (to smooth his rough feet)? After buying a different ingredient in massive quantities each day of the week, all comes clear on Sunday when Mrs. Muffly wins the Giant Cake Competition with the largest masterpiece on display. Unwilling to give up the theory, however, the ever-optimistic narrator concludes, "BUT we think she must have had some help," as jammy monster-shaped footprints track across the page. Dyer's seemingly simple mixed-media pictures complement this tale of juvenile justifications quite well. This isn't a tale of kids just leaping to conclusions; it's a full-throttle lunge. (recipe in metric and English measurements) (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Sarah Dyer

Sarah Dyer was born in Brighton in 1978. She moved to London to study a BA in Illustration at Kingston University. Her first book Five Little Fiends, which won the 2001 Smarties Bronze Award, started as a project in the second year of University. Her favourite medium to work in is oil pastels, ink, pencils and collage. She lectures in Illustration at Kingston and Middlesex universities and has recently completed an MA in Illustration/Sequential Design at Brighton University.Sarah lives in Hove.

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