How to Win a Monster Race by Caryl Hart

How to Win a Monster Race

Written by Caryl Hart
Illustrated by Ed Eaves

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May 2015 Book of the Month The creators of bestsellers How to Grow a Dinosaur and How to Catch a Dragon have produced another winner. A trip through the car wash magically transports Albie onto the starting line of a monster car race (that’s a race in which the cars are driven by monsters)! Meanie Maxamillion is cheating in his monster truck so Albie kindly picks up a couple of stranded drivers and his teamwork leads to an outright win. Children will be caught up completely in the story, and there are lots of chances to join in with sound effects and responses. Story, pace and tone are spot on for the audience, and the bright, friendly illustrations make this virtually irresistible. ~ Andrea Reece


How to Win a Monster Race by Caryl Hart

Albie loves playing with his toy cars so when he finds himself in the middle of a monster grand prix, he knows exactly what to do!

Another fantastically fun story from the bestselling team, Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves.

The sixth title in the popular Albie series, following up from Supermarket Zoo, How to


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About the Author

Caryl Hart

Caryl is a full time children's writer, who also runs creative workshops with local schools. Her first picture book, Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate! won two regional awards, and is shortlisted for a third. She lives in the Peak District with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens and a dog called Roo. As well as writing, Caryl loves walking in the hills, swimming, snuggling, baking, weeding, running, sleeping, chatting, and sitting in cafes.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

7th May 2015




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