Nibbles: The Book Monster by Emma Yarlett

Nibbles: The Book Monster

Written by Emma Yarlett
Illustrated by Emma Yarlett
Part of the Nibbles Series

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Nibbles the monster is as impetuous and cheeky as children in their wildest dreams. On page one readers release him from a crate, then watch as he rampages through not just his book but others too leaving anarchy in his wake. He nibbles his way into the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, giving Goldilocks a nasty shock; Little Red Riding Hood is furious when he interferes in her story; and the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk calls him a hooligan! No sooner is Nibbles back in his crate than he’s nibbled through the back cover and escaped again. Emma Yarlett has great fun with the books-within-a-book format and die-cut pages show physical signs of nibbling. This funny, clever book will be a big hit with children. ~ Andrea Reece

A Piece of Passion from the editor, Ellie Farmer Nibbles the Book Monster is an unashamed celebration of picture books and reading! It’s impossible not to get lost in the exquisitely intricate illustrations or laugh out loud at the cheeky mischief and mayhem that Nibbles causes. This is a wonderfully inventive tale and one that will keep children enthralled.


Nibbles: The Book Monster by Emma Yarlett

Nibbles is a very naughty book monster - he's chomping, munching and nibbling his way through fairytales that don't belong to him! Can you help catch him and put him back in his own story?

Children will love to lift the flaps, peek through the peep holes, and chase Nibbles through a fantastical world of books, in this quirky story, exquisitely illustrated by Emma Yarlett (My Daddy's Going Away and Bear's Big Bottom).

Jam-packed full of your kids' favourite fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.


Cheeky, funny and brilliantly original. - S (Sunday Express Magazine)

Gloriously fun and interactive fairytale mash-up from a rising picture book star. - The Bookseller

Fantastic production makes this book a really exciting reading experience. Nibbles is sure to be a hit with the whole family. - The BookTrust

[Nibbles] works on several levels: chubby toddler fingers will love to explore the chunky cutaways, where Nibbles has chewed; older readers will enjoy the fun of Nibbles making a guest appearance in fairytales from 'Little Red Riding Hood' to 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. - The Guardian

Younger children (from three to six) will love this highly interactive and hugely imaginative book. - Huffington Post

Funny and innovative, with clever cut-outs throughout. - Metro

The stories within the story are clever and funny and the illustrations are wonderfully detailed. It is ideal for family reading and seems set to become a favourite. - The Scotsman

Full of flaps to lift and holes to peek through, the format makes wonderful use of Yarlett's sense of invention and playfulness. - The Bookseller

A superbly crafted and ingenious picture book. - South Wales Evening Post

Brilliant fun. - Angels and Urchins Magazine

The combination of cute characters, colourful illustrations, intelligent interactivity and excellent execution means that Nibbles: The Book Monster is a strong contender for best book in this house. If all children's books were as well thought out as this one, adults would probably stop reading their own books. - The Book Bag

Mischievous, witty and playful, Nibbles: The Book Monster by Emma Yarlett is one of the most enjoyable picture books to read aloud I've come across in a long time. - Playing By The Book

If you love books, then how can you not love a book about books? Take a bite, book lovers! - A Bookish Life

One of my favourite picture books of the year so far. - Book Lover Jo

This is a joyous celebration of reading and naughtiness that little ones will gobble up. - Irish Daily Mail

A wonderful story to illustrate how readers 'devour' - Reading Zone

Newly developing readers can have great fun lifting flaps and chasing Nibbles through the books while enjoying the gorgeously expressive illustrations. - Primary Times Magazine

This is just the kind of bright, interactive and lively picture book that children love... full of mischief, adventure and the joyful experience of reading. Picture book bliss for busy little hands and inquisitive young minds! - Lancashire Evening Post

There is so much detail on every page that re-reading is a delight full of fresh surprises each time. - Teach Early Years Magazine

This is a picture book not to be missed! Nibbles is a fantastic book! The lift-the-flaps element is perfect for the classroom and brings the story to life for readers and listeners. - Madeleine Lindley Book Centre

Emma Yarlett's best yet. - Jill R Bennett

The book is stunning ... It's every book lover's picture book dream. - Winged Reviews

Emma Yarlett is seriously genius. I am pretty sure kids and parents alike will go back to Nibbles over and over again. - London Mums

About the Author

Emma Yarlett likes to paint, draw, collage, design, write, doodle, construct, invent, splatter and sketch. In 2011 she graduated with first class honours in Illustration from University College Falmouth and began her career as a illustrator and author. Her clients include Hallmark, Waterstones (animation for their children's book award in 2012) and of course Templar Publishing.

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20 pages


Emma Yarlett
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Little Tiger Press an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

6th April 2017




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