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Morris the Mankiest Monster Paperback – 30 Sep 2010
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"More marvellous muckiness" (Helen Brown Daily Telegraph)
"Treading the tightrope between revolting and sweet is hard but Morris does it. What a gem!" (Books for Keeps)
"This is not a tale for the faint-hearted, but children who enjoyed the bottom humour of Giles Andreae's Pants will doubtless love it" (Junior)
"Must be the most revolting picture book of the year! . . . This book needs a warning to parents - they're going to have to read it over and over again - children will absolutely love it" (The Bookseller)
"Adults will be revolted and struggle to read to the end; children, I'm afraid, will just love it" (Nursery World)
The most irresistibly disgusting picture book of the year from the bestselling author of Pants and zany new illustrator Sarah McIntyre.See all Product description
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I love it, the kids love it - what more can you say? Get it and have some fun!
If your children giggle at the parts of stories where the characters pick their noses or fart then buy this book immediately! If you have problems with reading a story to your child which includes the word "Pustule" then go find something else.
Honestly, I loved this book. My wife loved it and most importantly our daughter loved it. I'll probably be taking this along to my local library to recommend that they buy it in too. Simple awesome!! :D
"Morris the Mankiest Monster
Lives in a house made of dung
It only smells stinky enough when it's damp
So he keeps the walls wet with his tongue".
And that's one of the more pleasant quatrains in this gloriously revolting book, a more disgusting example being:
"His cheeks are encrusted with pustules
Which dribble like hot melted cheese
Warm yellow wax oozes out of his ears
And his eyebrows are riddled with fleas".
Revolting, yes? Well now imagine the illustrations that go with it and you will have a very good idea of what this book is like - Sarah McIntyre certainly does not hold back with her illustrations of Giles Andreae's hilarious rhyming words. Just look at the cover image above - I'm not sure I will ever be able to eat stringy cheese again! Sarah's illustrations are all beautifully drawn, with an incredible attention to detail that will have children poring lovingly over the pages looking for all the nastiest little creatures that live in Morris's house, and more disgustingly on his body. If there was ever a book that should come with a guarantee that it will be loved by children it is this one, and their parents will love it as well.
Experts claim that one of the best ways to get children interested in books at an early age is for their parents to read to them. For boys, this is even more important, and especially if that parent or carer is male. However, to many parents reading to their kids can be seen as something of a chore, especially after a long day at work, but reading books like Morris the Mankiest Monster could never be classified as a chore - it is just so much fun.
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