The Fearsome Beastie

Publisher: Maverick

Review

This entertaining picture book is a great introduction to dark humour for young readers. Children quake in the darkness as they hear the terrifying roar of the fearsome beastie as it searches for food. But quick-witted Little Pete and his grandmother have an idea for how they could save the day.

Fans of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes or Jon Scieszka’s Stinky Cheese Man will recognise a like mind in Giles Paley-Phillips, who has created a humorous new rhyming fairy-tale that takes delight in the horrible and macabre. Gabriele Antonini's illustrations offer a bold accompaniment to the text, and are full of quirky, night-time snow scenes.

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