Tamara Small and the Monster's Ball by Giles Paley-Phillips
  

Tamara Small and the Monster's Ball

Written by Giles Paley-Phillips
Illustrated by Gabriele Antonini

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This beautiful and progressive picture book is perfect for Halloween. Through clever pictures and story Giles Paley-Philips turns fear into laughter and lets your children see that when they fear the unknown, more often than not, their fears are unfounded....

Click here to read an article in The Sun where Giles talks of the inspiration behind Tamara and his love of monsters..

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Tamara Small and the Monster's Ball by Giles Paley-Phillips

On a windy night Tamara lies awake in bed, when she hears a noise outside her room. Suddenly she is whisked away by a hairy arm and taken to the village hall! Luckily it is just the monsters from her neighbourhood inviting her to their ball. She has fun dancing with all the monsters before being sent back home with a lovely slice of slime cake!

Click here to download and read a special article about how picture books can help children overcome fears they may have - possibly about Halloween.

About the Author

Giles Paley-Phillips

Giles was born in East Sussex in 1977 and grew up on the south coast. He neglected his education to pursue a career in music. He spent a number of years performing extensively around the UK, including slots at the Glastonbury festival.

In 2006 Giles released a collection of lyrics and poems in aid of Leukaemia Research, a charity dear to his heart, having lost his mother to the disease when he was six. After the birth of his first son, and a chance encounter with a collection of nonsense poetry by Shel Silverstein in a charity shop, he was inspired to turn his attention to children’s writing.

His debut picture book was The Fearsome Beastie, which won the People's Book Prize 2012. His most recent book is Tamara Small and the Monster's Ball - click here to read an article in The Sun about Tamara, Giles and his passion for monsters.

He has also published a collection of nonsense poetry, There is a lion in my bathroom, with proceeds going to Leukaemia Research.

Giles still lives in Seaford with his wife, Michelle, and their two sons, Elijah and Sonny.

Here's the author surrounded by his enthusiastic audience on World Book Day:

Giles Paley Phillips

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Paperback
32 pages

Author

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Publisher

Maverick Arts Publishing

Publication date

28th September 2012

ISBN

9781848861756

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