The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under the Bed

by Mitch Frost illustrated by Daron Parton reviewed by Melissa Salisbury Mitch Frost’s debut picture book uses humour to make monsters less scary, while incorporating themes of bravery, resilience and independence. On the surface, the book sets out some simple and silly steps that help kids tackle their fears. At first these steps seem random, … Continue reading The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under the Bed

The Monster Who Wasn’t

by T C Shelley reviewed by Sarah Custance T.C. Shelley has been an English Teacher and ‘The Monster Who Wasn’t’ is her first novel. Throughout the book there are various hints that  at least one sequel if not a whole series is planned about ‘the imp’ (aka Sam, the monster who wasn’t). For this novel … Continue reading The Monster Who Wasn’t

Fart Monster and Me #1 & #2

By Tim Miller and Matt Stanton Reviewed by Lyn Halliday  Just when you thought there was no more room in the bookstores for another fart book…. There’s another fart book. Actually, a series of them. Duo Tim Miller and Matt Stanton have teamed up again to produce a series of books that emerging readers who … Continue reading Fart Monster and Me #1 & #2