Blue Monster Wants It All! by Jeanne Willis

Blue Monster Wants It All!

Written by Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Jenni Desmond

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

There’s an important life lesson tucked into the pages of this action-packed and very funny picture book. Blue Monster’s parents give him pretty much everything he wants, but nothing makes him happy, at least not for long. He gets bored so quickly that what is entertaining in the morning just makes him bored and grumpy by the afternoon. As his search for satisfaction leads him into bigger adventures and more absurd situations he ends up on a tropical island but in the pitch dark because he’s swallowed the sun. Children will understand how he feels and recognise just what he needs to be happy. Author and illustrator have equal fun with this story and it’s very entertaining with lots for parent and child to point out and discuss. ~ Andrea Reece


Blue Monster Wants It All! by Jeanne Willis

Blue Monster loves brand new things. A fancy new hat . . . a shiny submarine . . . a fabulous funfair . . . and a paradise island, all of his own. But he's still not happy! What will it take for Blue Monster to realise there are some things that money can't buy? An original, humorous and unforgettable fable from the creators of the award-winning The First Slodge, perfect for introducing little ones to the idea of materialism and helping them realise the importance of family.


A brilliantly written and beautifully illustrated picture book which will make children and grown-ups think -- David Williams ...a comic and timely reminder that it doesn't matter how much you own or how rich you are; a loving family is worth it all. A wild and witty adventure with exuberantly naive pictures. -- The Sunday Times

-- The Sun

About the Author

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans, Herts, in 1959. As a young girl she sought adventures though writing comic strips and books. After completing a copywriting course at Watford Art College she went on to work in advertising. Today, Jeanne is an internationally renowned, full-time writer and has published over a hundred books - ranging from picture books including The Bog Baby and Who's in the Loo?, to YA, poetry and fiction. She has won several awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Silver Smarties Prize and has also been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.

Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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32 pages


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Little Tiger Press an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

11th January 2018




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