The Monster Machine by Nicola L. Robinson

The Monster Machine

Written by Nicola L. Robinson

3+ readers   
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June 2012 Book of the Month. Have monster fun with the making of monsters and what they do next! Topped up with the right ingredients of slugs, toenail clippings, earwax, spiders and some special glue, the monster-making machine churns out all kinds of monsters. They’re fun to play with until… the monsters discover they really come from another country far, far away. Monsters can be creators too and soon they have made their own machine for their own purposes…


The Monster Machine by Nicola L. Robinson

This book is great fun with hilarious monsters - and an important message about working together.

It is vibrantly illustrated with lots to look out for on every page, by the illustrator of Jasper Fforde's The Last Dragonslayer. A wonderful text to read aloud.

The Monster Machine has it's own brilliant website full of exciting activities and competitions and a blog so you can keep up with all those monster adventures!


Bold and bigger than life...Children will enjoy the complexity of the artwork paired with the simplicity of the text.

About the Author

Nicola L. Robinson

Nicola has always drawn, usually things with teeth and claws and scales. Dragons and crocodiles have always been a favourite subject. Her covers include Japer Fforde's The Last Dragonslayer and How to Make a Golem (and Terrify people) by Allette J Willis. She also illustrated The Cat with Iron Claws (author Catherine Fisher, published by Pont Books).

Nicola also illustrates pop up books, including The Wizard of Oz published by Tango Books.

Nicola holds a degree in Fine Art and has worked as a freelance illustrator and designer since graduating. Nicola's other work has included concept art for animation. She currently lives in Nottingham with her partner Gareth and her collection of Bonsai Trees.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Author's Website


Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Anova Books

Publication date

16th May 2012




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