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Monstrous beasts have feelings too!

This lively story of a lonely monster called Dave, who lives all alone in a retirement cave, is a lighthearted reminder that we should treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves - and that we could all do with a bit more monster in our lives!

Another classic-in-the-making all about kindness from the unbeatable duo of brilliant author Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilive, illustrator of The Detective Dog.

PRAISE FOR THE WORST PRINCESS:
‘Those sick of the cult of pink princesses will appreciate this quirky take on the traditional princess tale… A very funny new picture book’ The Bookseller Children's Buyers Guide
‘Told in verse, and wonderfully illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, this picture book is so funny it could be safely recommended for all ages’ The Independent on Sunday

PRAISE FOR DOGS DON’T DO BALLET:
‘This heart-warming and humorous story will help children to realise that everyday, including themselves, can surprise with an unexpected talent’ Read Me
‘This is a parent and child read together, laugh together and have fun with picture, story and words sort of a book’ School Librarian

PRAISE FOR RHINOS DON’T EAT PANCAKES:
‘Offers a good-humoured warning to parents who don't listen… The massive, full-colour pictures make this a delicious book’ The Independent on Sunday
‘Anna Kemp's heart-warming story is told simply but with humour and emotion. And at the hands of Sara Ogilvie, all the characters are brought expressively to life.’ The Scotsman

About The Author

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Anna Kemp writes both picture books and middle grade fiction. Her books have been nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, Oscar’s Book Prize, and the Dundee Picture Book Award. Her work has also been adapted for television, puppetry, dance, orchestra, and theatre. Anna loves to visit schools and libraries and attend festivals. Visit her online at AnnaKemp-Author.com.

About The Illustrator

Sara Ogilvie is an illustrator and printmaker and was the 2011 BookTrust Best New Illustrators Award winner. Dogs Don't Do Ballet, which she illustrated, was shortlisted for the 2010 Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the 2010 BookTrust Early Years Award. Sara lives in lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (October 4, 2018)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471143670
  • Ages: 2 - 99

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