Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Monsters Love Underpants Blog Tour: Claire Freedman and Ben Cort's Favourite Monsters!

There are prowly monsters howling loudly and drooling monsters from the steamy swamp. There are wild, woolly mountain monsters and spiky, spooky monsters from outer space. And they all have one thing in common - they LOVE underpants!

Monsters Love Underpants is published this Thursday the 9th October in the UK and it's yet another fun picture book for your shelves.

Thanks to Claire and Ben for writing this post for me, and I hope you enjoy reading about their favourite fictional monsters!


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Favourite Monsters

Claire Freedman:
1. Morris the Mankiest Monster / Giles Andreae, illus Sarah McIntyre
This is such a disgusting read, it's hilarious! Laugh out loud funny.
2. Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo / Amy Sparkes, illus Sara Ogilvie
A fun and imaginative story with a message for the reader to learn to stand up for him/herself.
3. Bedtime For Monsters / Ed Vere
Brilliantly written and illustrated. The tension builds nicely and then the reader discovers that the scary horrible monster, isn't so scary after all.Phew!
4. The Gruffalo / Julia Donaldson, illus Axel Scheffler
A classic and very cleverly written rhyming story. The illustrations match the text perfectly.
5. Monsters Things to Make and Do (Usbourne) / Rebecca Gilpin
I always enjoyed making things as a child and this book would definitely have caught my eye. It's fun and exciting.

Ben Cort:
1.Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
One of the most famous books for children, this is a terrific story with a wonderful selection of monsters.
2. Emily Brown and the Thing - Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton
The Thing is never actually called a monster but he certainly looks like one and seems to inhabit quite a scary world when he’s not hiding in Emily’s house. Cressida and Neal’s Thing is the soppiest, least scary and most endearing monster you could imagine.
3. The Incredible Hulk - Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
I loved reading Marvel comics as a child and it was the work of the amazing comic artist Jack Kirby that I was especially drawn to. Of all Kirby’s creations it is the Incredible Hulk that had the biggest impact on me with his bright green skin and exaggerated musclebound anatomy.
4. Fungus the Bogeyman - Raymond Briggs
Fungus whilst having some revolting habits and hygiene issues, still manages to be a likeable character.
5. The Twits - Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake
Although Mr and Mrs Twit aren’t strictly monsters they certainly look hideous and behave monstrously in this gruesomely funny story!

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