The Bath Monster by Colin Boyd

The Bath Monster

Written by Colin Boyd
Illustrated by Tony Ross

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September 2015 Debut of the Month Did you know that there’s a Bath Monster waiting to slurp up your dirty bath water? If you didn’t, you do now! Tony Ross brings the Bath Monster to gloriously grubby life in his new picture book, written by Colin Boyd. From the very first page, in which Mum casually dangles a freshly washed Jackson upside down over his bath, to the ending, which reveals that the Bath Monster and Jackson may have much more in common than Mum would hope, this is a Ross tour de force, illustrations brim-full of energy, originality and wit. Bath Monsters are certain to become part of bathtime rituals for families up and down the country as a result of this sparkling story! ~ Andrea Reece


The Bath Monster by Colin Boyd

As your bath water drains down the plughole, that slurping sound is the Bath Monster - dirty bath water is his Second favourite food. No one wants to find out what his First favourite food is...until Jackson decides he doesn't believe in the Bath Monster any more, and he is never going to have a bath again. Starving, the Bath Monster comes to see Jackson and it turns out his FIRST favourite food is...not little kids, but mud pies!


Good, clean fun. Kirkus A Ross tour de force, illustrations brim-full of energy, originality and wit. Bath Monsters are certain to become part of bathtime rituals for families up and down the country as a result of this sparkling story! Andrea Reece, Lovereading Excellent... A great book for parents and kids alike, with an excellent premise and brilliantly carried out The Bookbag Read this funny, but slightly scary book, beautifully illustrated by Tony Ross. Carousel

About the Author

Colin Boyd (Author) Colin Boyd lives in Nottingham with his young family. The Bath Monster is his debut picture book, inspired by bathtime with his son, and illustrated by his very famous father in law.Tony Ross (Illustrator) Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world. Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and Tadpole's Promise won the Silver Medal in the Smarties Prize 2003. He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004. The Nanny Goat's Kid was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. He lives on the Welsh border.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Colin Boyd
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd September 2015




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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