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Dave the Lonely Monster

Written by Anna Kemp

Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

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LoveReading View on Dave the Lonely Monster

This lovely story of friendship and understanding plays out to a soundtrack of monster rock and roll! Dave’s days of romping through the countryside and causing chaos are long over. Banished to Echo Rock, the old monster spends his days alone, with only his guitar for company. At least that is until Percival arrives, six years old, dressed in his knight outfit and ready for a fight. But once Dave points out that monsters have feelings too, they become firm friends, with a shared liking for classic riffs and watching the jousting on TV. When the townspeople turn up looking for a fight, Percy has to teach them a lesson too. Great fun to read and Sara Ogilvie’s delightful illustrations are full of life and energy.

Andrea Reece

Dave the Lonely Monster Synopsis

Monstrous beasts have feelings too! This lively story of a lonely monster called Dave, who lives all alone in a retirement cave, is a lighthearted reminder that we should treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves - and that we could all do with a bit more monster in our lives! Another classic-in-the-making all about kindness from the unbeatable duo of brilliant author Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilive, illustrator of The Detective Dog.

Dave the Lonely Monster Press Reviews

"A call for love not war, dancing not fighting" Observer

"Lighthearted and funny" Little London

Praise for The Worst Princess:

`Those sick of the cult of pink princesses will appreciate this quirky take on the traditional princess tale... A very funny new picture book' The Bookseller Children's Buyers Guide

`Told in verse, and wonderfully illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, this picture book is so funny it could be safely recommended for all ages' The Independent on Sunday

Praise for Dogs Don't Do Ballet:

`This heart-warming and humorous story will help children to realise that everyday, including themselves, can surprise with an unexpected talent'  Read Me

`This is a parent and child read together, laugh together and have fun with picture, story and words sort of a book'  School Librarian

Praise for Rhinos Don't Eat Pancakes:

`Offers a good-humoured warning to parents who don't listen... The massive, full-colour pictures make this a delicious book'  The Independent on Sunday

`Anna Kemp's heart-warming story is told simply but with humour and emotion. And at the hands of Sara Ogilvie, all the characters are brought expressively to life.' The Scotsman

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ISBN: 9781471143687
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471143687
Publication date: 4th October 2018
Author: Anna Kemp
Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Bedtime Reading

About Anna Kemp

Anna Kemp grew up in a street with a gang of kids and spent her childhood stickerswapping, playing pac-man and co-ordinating BMX displays. Later, she went to Oxford University to study French and Italian. She has also completed a PhD in French Women's Writing at King's College, London. The Worst Princess is her third book for Simon and Schuster.

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