‘Monty LOVES inventing/But things don’t always work -/His walking toaster ran away/And the robot went BERSERK’
This teasing opening immediately draws the reader in to this noisy, rollicking story about a boy who conjures up monsters. Tapping into the success of Aliens in Underpants and children’s delight in anything gooey, smelly or even slightly subversive, this author/illustrator team have come up with another kid pleaser. Fast paced, punchy and in your face, Cort’s bold illustrations leap out from the page, while Freedman’s rhyming text adds to the fun. The speed and energy of this title will please adults and children alike but whether anyone will settle down to sleep after such a blast is another question.