Jeanne Willis has had a successful career working in advertising and as an author, writing over eighty picture books, poetry books, television scripts and novels for children. Her teenage novel Naked Without a Hat was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book Award and Dumb Creatures was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her other novels include the Goffins series, Shamanka (9781406350821) and Grandad and John (9781844288984); and her picture books include Wild Child (9781406323085), Mummy, Do You Love Me? (9780744570847) and Never Too Little to Love (9780744596502). She lives in north London, N14. Visit her website at www.jeannewillis.com. Lydia Monks is the acclaimed illustrator of the Smarties Book Prize-winning I Wish I Were a Dog, as well as the Indie Kidd series by Karen McCombie. She lives in Sheffield. Visit her website at www.lydiamonks.com.
I'm happy to say though that Little Green Monster's intolerable behaviour is brought to an abrupt end when he discovers just who has been on the receiving end of his bad-mouthing. Lesson learned? Let's hope so - well and truly! * Red Riding Hub *
As usual Jeanne Willis' humour and rhythm of language comes shining through and is matched perfectly by Monks' illustrations, depicting each and every insult brilliantly. The joy of this book is its format. The pages split so each insult is revealed one by one so that you can mix and match a 'bubble head' with a 'stink paws'. It is like a giant game of picture consequences and will give everyone loads of fun * Reading Zone *