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Jack Slater has a job on his hands. He has to tackle the monster who is frightening his parents out of their bed every night.
Armed with his penlight torch and his teddy called Freddy, Jack Slater sets off into the monster underworld possibly helped, or possibly not, by his friendly monster informer, Bernard.
There are lots of keen, mean sleuthing jokes in this terrific, funny fantasy. (7+)
Jack is an official monster investigator - licensed to hunt out monsters, who turn up under beds and terrorize small children. Armed with a high-power torch (monsters hate the light), a pocketful of spare batteries and a much-loved teddy, he sets off down to Monster Underworld when news reaches his ears that the monsters are on the march.
|Publication date:||5th January 2006|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
John Dougherty was born in Larne, Northern Ireland. He studied psychology at university and then tried his hand at a number of jobs including YMCA hostel worker, factory machine operator, and unsuccessful singer-songwriter, before becoming a primary school teacher. Whilst John was teaching, his interest in children's literature was reawakened and he soon began writing stories and pestering publishers with them. After the publication of Zeus on the Loose (2004) he left teaching and took up writing full-time, only with more tea breaks. More recent books include the critically-acclaimed Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face series and his poetry collection, Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies. His ...More About John Dougherty