The Monstrous Book of Monsters (Hardcover)

By Libby Hamilton, Jonny Duddle (Illustrator), Aleksei Bitskoff (Illustrator)

Templar Books, 9780763657567, 20pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2011



Do you dare to delve into the freakishly funny Monstrous Book of Monsters, where nothing is as it seems?

Written by Dr. Thomas Jelly and packed with nauseating novelties and foul facts, this book will teach you how to avoid monsters, show you how to spot them in the news or on the street, and give you a peek inside their dangerous (and smelly) world. At the end, we learn that Dr. Jelly has fallen foul of the infamous book monster, and the readers themselves will be lucky to escape the same fate!

About the Author

Libby Hamilton has written a variety of books for children, including HORSE: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR YOUNG EQUESTRIANS. She lives in London.

Aleksei Bitskoff is a debut illustrator whose fantastical creatures captivate children and adults alike. He recently graduated from the Camberwell College of Arts and lives in London.

Jonny Duddle has been a concept artist for Aardman Animations and created fantastic illustrations for fiction and novelty books, including ALIENOLOGY. He wrote and illustrated THE PIRATE CRUNCHER. Jonny Duddle lives in Buxton, England.

Praise For The Monstrous Book of Monsters

Like a facetious "Monster Manual" for the lower-elementary-school set, this guide to the slimy, befouled and ghoulish begs to be pored over for hours, its small-scale tabs gleefully pried open and closed.
—The New York Times

This is a tongue-in-cheek, interactive guide to avoiding, identifying, capturing, and disposing of monsters, should the need arise.
—Publishers Weekly