Malorie Blackman, past Children’s Laureate and award-winning author, has updated the text from her 1999 publication, Marty Monster, and with imaginative illustrations from Dapo Adeola, has created a book which will find its place in many environments. One of the two main characters has the skin condition vitiligo, which may well go unnoticed in the drawings until closer examination. The skin around Charlie’s eye, lips, ears and arms shows the white patches indicative of this skin condition. Charlie and Eddie set off on a highly imaginative hunt, seeking a monster. Dad says they have just 10 minutes before breakfast is ready…. plenty of time! ‘Over the shimmering ocean… up the huge, high mountain…through the deep, dark jungle…’ They meet whales, a hungry wolf, a fearsome, fierce tiger en route for their target… the MONSTER. And then the monster is found. What happens next? In the smelliest, messiest, scariest place in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD, ‘Keep out!’ tacked over the doorway, Charlie creeps up to the monster and she screams, ‘Breakfast time!’ ‘RAAAAAAAARRGGHH!’ roars the monster, ‘Tickle time!’ as he chases Charlie and Eddie out of his lair. An adventure about the magic of the imagination, beautifully illustrated in zinging colours, from the shiny saucepan atop Charlie’s head to the stripey tiger to the scary monster. Reminiscent of Michael Rosen’s classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, this book is going to be fun for all who lay hands on it.
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Illustrator: Dapo Adeola