Friday, 26 August 2011

The Fearsome Beastie by Giles Paley Phillips Illustrated by Gabriele Antonini (Children's, Picture Book)

May 2011, Maverick Arts Books 
32 pages, Paperback
Review copy 

Children's, Picture Book 

Themes: beasts and monsters that can get you, grandmothers with tricks up their sleeves, helping others, saving the day, 

Summary from Maverick Arts Publishing
The fearsome beastie is searching for something to eat and the children are at the top of the menu. 

Will they be fooled by the fearsome beastie and his clever tricks? 

Nayuleska's reasons for loving this book....the pleasant rhyming verses are fun and should be easy for readers to remember. 

What style are the illustrations? For a book about a beastie it is surprisingly light in colour, and has a smudged style. 

Are there any messages put forward to the reader? If you fear a beastie, go find a granny who loves chopping wood! 

One of my favourite parts was...when the granny got her axe because her expression means the beastie was in deeeeeeeep trouble!

This is a fun read for those who fear monsters, especially in the still of the night and gets 10/10 from me. 

Check out Giles's blog

Suggested read
Another book about beasties (no granny with an axe) try The Beasties by Jenny Nimmo and Gwen Millward

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