The Sea Monster by Christopher Wormell


The Sea Monster by Christopher Wormell

The sea monster lives down at the bottom of the ocean but one day he swims up to the shore, sits among the rocks and happens to see a boy and his little dog playing in the rock pools. Suddenly, the current carries the boy's toy boat out among the waves and when he tries to reach it the boy is swept far out to sea. An old fisherman tries to rescue him but the sky is dark and the waves are big. Who will help the boy now?


My favourite picture book at the end of this year is The Sea Monster, filled with reassurances that the summer will come again Observer Chris Wormell's wonderful illustrations capture the scale and beauty of the coastline and ocean to perfection Junior News and Mail Atmospheric story ... the theme is comforting Junior Education A charming story ... The drawings of coast and sea are gorgeous; the story, a drama that turns out reassuringly in the end Oxford Times The detail in Chris Wormell's illustrations is beautiful. A magical tale My Books Magazine

About the Author

Christopher Wormell

Christopher Wormell was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, in 1955. On leaving school in 1973 he studied painting with his father while working at numerous temporary of part time jobs.

In 1982, inspired by the work of Thomas Bewick, Reynolds Stone and Charles Tunnicliffe among others, he took up wood engraving. He became a full time illustrator in 1984 and began writing and illustrating his own picture books in 1999.

Recent work includes a stamp design for the Royal Mail millennium set, Neighbourhood Watch images for the Metropolitan Police Force, package designs for Waitrose and a billboard poster campaign for Adnams Beer.

His most recent book is The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit, published in the UK by Jonathan Cape in 2004.

His work has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum (1998), The Fouts and Fowler Gallery, London (1990) and The Artworks Gallery, London (1994).

Christopher Wormell lives in North London with his wife, Mary and three children: Jack, Daisy and Eliza.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

4th May 2006



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