Monday, 20 January 2014

Mrs Mo's Monster by Paul Beavis (Gecko Press)

Mrs Mo's Monster

Written and Illustrated by
Paul Beavis

Published by Gecko Press

How can a monster teach us a lesson about manners? Well, with the aid of the fabulous Mrs Mo, we find out what happens when truly beastly behaviour is taken in hand.

Mrs Mo answers the door one day to find a little blue monster, who likes to munch and chomp. Without so much as a 'by your leave' the monster storms into the house and starts to wreak havoc. Monsters do like to munch and chew but with a little gentle persuasion, perhaps even the hungriest monster can see the error of his ways.

Paul Beavis' great sense of fun shines through as Mrs Mo stealthily enlists the monster's help with a very special occasion while Mr Mo potters around in the garden. There's a neat twist as we find out that there's a destructive force that makes a little blue munching monster look positively serene by comparison. We had a giggle about that between the two of us, and we're sure you will too.

Gecko Press have an enviable line-up for 2014 and we'll be taking a look at more of their range soon. In the meantime, check out Gecko Press's website for some fantastic book ideas for all ages.

Charlotte's best bit: We had great fun trying to imagine what the little monster's voice would be like as he scuttled around chomping and chewing

A fantastically fun book with a nice moral take of manners underpinning the monstrous chaos. Mrs Mo is fab!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Gecko Press)