Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Here Be Monsters — a sneak peek!

Following on from The Santa Trap and The Princess and the Pig, I’m delighted to announce that my third picture book with illustrator Poly Bernatene is coming out this autumn. As always, Poly has produced a stunning set of illustrations and I couldn’t resist giving you a sneak preview of some of them. 

The book’s called Here be Monsters and is a rhyming tale of dastardly pirates and mischievous sea-monsters.

Here’s the swashbuckling front cover …


… and here’s the action-packed opening spread.


The treasure-hungry Captain Cut-Throat leads his villainous crew on a perilous journey to a mysterious island, surrounded by mist.


Disregarding warnings that the mist is teeming with monsters, the Captain urges the crew to sail on. “Monsters simply don’t exist!” the Captain assures them, but the unfortunate crew soon discover otherwise.


You’ll have to read the book to discover the pirates' fate but here’s a word cloud I made from the story which might give you a clue.


The UK hardback edition of the book is published by Macmillan Children’s Books on October 10. You can pre-order it using the links below.

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