By Russell Hoban
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Brilliant and hilarious, full of monsters and disbelieving grown-ups – this is an irresistible Hoban and Blake classic, back in print at last.

From the inimitable duo of Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, the pair behind the hilarious tales of Captain Najork, this is the story of John, who likes to draw monsters. Lots of them. Red monsters, yellow monsters, scaly monsters, furry monsters, even invisible monsters. Nothing but monsters! His mum and dad are beginning to worry. Then one day John starts a monster drawing that fills up a whole sheet of wrapping paper – and that’s just the tip of the tail! Will this be his biggest monster ever? Or even … how long will it remain just a drawing?

  • A welcome and much longed-for reissue of a favourite Hoban and Blake classic.
  • Features a mouthwatering variety of scaly, lumpy, scary, spiky, multicoloured MONSTERS.
  • Readers young and old squirm with delight as the witless adults fail to see what s coming

About the author

Russell Hoban is the author of many famous novels, including Turtle Diary and Riddley Walker, which won the John W. Campbell Award for science fiction. He also wrote over 50 children’s books, including such classics as The Mouse and His Child, The Sea-Thing Child, The Twenty Elephant Restaurant, Jim's Lion, Soonchild and, most recently, Rosie’s Magic Horse. Born in Pennsylvania in 1925, he moved in 1969 to London, where he lived until his death in 2011.

About the illustrator

Quentin Blake is one of the world’s foremost illustrators, particularly renowned for his collaboration with writers such as Russell Hoban, Michael Rosen, Joan Aiken and Roald Dahl. His books have won numerous awards, including the Whitbread Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. In 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate, in 2005 was created a CBE and in 2013 received a knighthood for his services to illustration. He lives in South West London. Find Quentin online at and on Twitter as @QuentinBlakeHQ.

ISBN: 9781406343823
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Dimensions: 210 x 280mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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