The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
There’s a Werewolf in my Tent!
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Izzy and her friends are so excited about their school camping trip and think they are fully prepared for survival in the wild.
But when they hear strange howling at night, find deep scratch marks gouged into the trees, and spot the new teacher's incredibly hairy legs and lust for meat, they realise that something is very wrong - and there may be a dangerous (and hungry) creature lurking in their midst.
Plenty of evocative, incidental illustrations and generous use of expressive typography add to the humour and tension, as the wildest of young imaginations construct a hilarious back story to make sense of events at a secluded campsite. Joyful characterisation, short chapters and an accessible, conversational style make this a great choice for newly independent readers looking for adventure.