Sunday, 22 June 2014
Harry and the Monster by Sue Mongredien and Nick East
A warm, funny story by Sue Mongredien (The Secret Mermaid and Kitten Club) and illustrated by Nick East (Who's For Dinner and Goodnight Digger), Harry and the Monster is the perfect picture book for children worried about nighttime monsters or bad dreams! One night, a monster stomps into Harry's dreams. The next day, Harry is scared to go to sleep. "If he comes back, just imagine him with pink pants on his head," suggests Mum. "He won't be scary then!" Can Mum's clever plan possibly work?
Sue Mongredien is one of my favourite children's authors, she writes so many different types of books, and I am sure there is something for every age up to ten years of age within her bibliography. This is a great book for under 5's and tackles that common problem - how to get rid of those scary monster's under the bed!
It was a great story, one which will make children laugh and also hopefully forget all those thoughts about hidden monsters. It has laugh out loud moments and will, I am sure, become a firm favourite.
I also loved Nick East's fantastic illustrations, his monster is scary but also funny. I think he is one of those that would try and hide in the corner behind a cushion, but a quick glance of that purple fur poking out would out him every time.
This book is part of the reading rocks campaign
Thank you to the publishers, Little Tiger Press, for sending me the book to review.