Children will delight in this anarchic picture book from a new author, bought to dramatic life by the illustrations of the ever popular artist, Nick Sharratt. This is a witty and highly original monster read!
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(319mm x 227mm x 5mm)
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
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US Kirkus Review »
In the fine tradition of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) and Remy Charlip's Fortunately (1980) comes this British import sure to have little monsters everywhere asking to hear it again. "When a monster is born . . . there are two possibilities - either it's a faraway-in-the-forests monster, or . . . it's an under-your-bed monster." If it's the type that lives in the forest, that's the end of the story . . . but if it lives under a bed, there are two further possibilities. Each double-page spread presents the next two possibilities in this ever sillier and eventually circular tale. Some might have difficulties with the concept of "possibilities," but that won't hamper their enjoyment. Even when noshing on the principal, Sharratt's squiggly, bright-green monster is more cute than chilling. Sharratt's heavy-lined cartoon illustrations are a perfect match for Taylor's debut. Multiple typefaces will aid even the clumsiest readers in making this a storytime staple. (Picture book. 2-5) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor is a writer and professional storyteller. He lived in Brazil for many years, and this story was inpsired by a Brazilian poem. He now lives in Bristol with his wife and young baby. Nick Sharratt is well known for his distinctive and memorable covers for Jacqueline Wilson's books. For Orchard, he as illustrated the bestselling Billy Bonkers. He has illustrated numerous picture books, including the award-winining Pants. He lives in Bristol with his partner.