Is it too early to be thinking about Halloween? Anyway, if you're looking for a fun monster filled picture book then Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball by Giles Paley-Phillips and illustrated by Gabriele Antonini is ideal.
It's a dark and windy night and young Tamara Small is trying to fall asleep but the noises and her vivid imagination are keeping her awake. All of a sudden a big furry hand reaches into her room and snatches her away. I know it sounds scary and at first Tamara is really frightened, but don't worry. It's not long before she realises the monster that has taken her really isn't that scary and she has an exciting night of dancing ahead of her. You see, Tamara has been invited to the annual monsters' ball where she dances the night away with werewolves, ghosts, skeletons and witches. She has an amazing time at the ball and to top off a fun filled night, the monsters have a final surprise for Tamara.
Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball is a lovely rhyming story that is a delight to read aloud. It is an engaging picture book that starts out a little scary but soon turns into a fun filled dancing adventure. The illustrations by Gabriele Antonini are vibrant and full of colour and the monsters are a very friendly looking bunch too. This book would make a great story for Halloween or anytime you want to breakdance with some werewolves.
Title: Tamara Small and the Monster's Ball
Author: Giles Paley-Phillips
Illustrator: Gabriele Antonini
Publisher: Maverick Arts Publishing
Publication Date: July 2015
You might also like these fun monster picture books:
- What do Werewolves do when it's not Halloween? by Heath McKenzie
- How to Catch a Monster by Christina Bollenbach
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