When the stinky Swamp Monster returns, an imaginative boy uses his monster-stopper kit to protect his home and family. A humorous picture book which celebrates the blurry lines between inventiveness and reality.
This read-it-again favourite is the recipient of the 2016 New Apple Book Award for Children’s Humor and a Finalist in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Awards.
Publisher: Not specified
Publication date: 2016
This is a really sweet little children’s book written by an accomplished author. The story centres around a boy whose auntie’s baby he saw as a swamp monster. He saw the baby as a swamp monster because it smelt. It becomes clear that the reason for this is that baby’s nappy needed changing. The story is further enhanced by the illustrations which are very well drawn and colourful. This is the second time I’ve read the book and both times I found it an enjoyable, quick read. This book lends itself to being used to encourage children to make up their own stories from the pictures. Well worth the read.
Recommend for: Children and adults alike