Morris the Mankiest Monster

by Giles Andreae and Sarah McIntyre

Reading Age: 5+

Interest level: 3+

by Giles Andreae and Sarah McIntyre

Disgusting, pustule-covered, flea-infested Morris lives in a house made of dung, where mushrooms grow under the damp wallpaper. When he’s not nibbling the mould off the end of his toes, he’s filtering snail slime through his socks before he drinks it – just to ensure its tastiness, obviously.


A delight for any child that loves the gross factor, Morris has all the poo, farts, snot and general filth that anyone could want. He’s also rather sweet, and wants friends just like anyone else.


Sarah McIntyre’s detailed and joyful illustration - especially on the page featuring Morris’ larder of pickled toenail clippings, jellied fungus and head lice chutney - is a delight.


Publisher: Picture Corgi

About the authors

  • Giles Andreae

    Giles Andreae is an award-winning children's author and has written both fiction titles and bestselling picture books, such as Pants and The Lion who Wanted to Love. He has won the Federation of Children's Book Award and the Book Trust Early Years Award, but he is probably most famous as the creator of the phenomenally successful Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman. Giles lives in Notting Hill, London with his wife and four children.

    Giles Andreae
    Giles Andreae
  • Sarah McIntyre

    Illustrator and writer Sarah McIntyre is easy to spot in her pointy glasses and hats. Her books include the comic Vern and Lettuce, four books with Philip Reeve, including Pugs of the Frozen North and Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair, and her picture books include There's a Shark in the Bath and Dinosaur Police. She loves creating books and comics with friends and getting inspired by batting around ideas and drawings with them.


    Sarah is immensely proud of Britain's amazing illustrators and how well their pictures tell stories. In 2015, she set up the #PicturesMeanBusiness campaign, calling for people to credit illustrators for their work.


    You can follow Sarah on Twitter @jabberworks.

    Dave Warren @DavePics
    Dave Warren @DavePics

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