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Worst in Show

By William Bee
Illustrated by Kate Hindley

William Bee celebrates every kind of monster – warts and all! – in this hilarious, raucous tale about competition, friendship and finding your own unique place in the world.

In this hilarious, raucous tale of competition, friendship and finding your own unique place in the world, Albert enters his pet monster, Sidney, in ... The Best Pet Monster in the World competition! And he has very high hopes. Sidney, however, is a rather gentle monster, who enjoys long soaks in bubble-filled baths while nibbling on some sugary fairy cakes. And a champion monster has to be, well, monstrous to win – they must be able to fly, full of parasites, super smelly, extremely warty and fiercely fire-breathing! Round after round, Sidney tries his hardest, but Albert soon begins to realize that Sidney's best talent might not be a very "monstrous" one after all... With ever-calamitous competition scenarios, witty one-liners and an action-packed gatefold, this is a wonderful celebration of every kind of monster – warts and all!

  • Kate Hindley's illustration debut to the Walker picture book list brings William Bee's warmhearted comedy to life with sensational verve and wit!
  • Features an action-packed full-bleed gatefold.
  • With ever-calamitous (and gross!) competition scenarios and lots of witty one-liners, this original and inventive picture book is destined to belong in all collections!

About the author

William Bee was born in London, but now lives in the English countryside. He is the author-illustrator of And the Train Goes…, And the Cars Go…, Whatever and Beware of the Frog. As well as writing children's books, he races a vintage sports car, is an international skier and, when at home, he tends his lawns and meadow.

About the illustrator

Kate Hindley lives and works in Worcestershire (home of the sauce). She studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, and went on to work for two years as a children’s print designer at a studio in Northampton, whilst working freelance on children’s books and greetings cards. She has exhibited with her Girls Who Draw and Inkygoodness across the UK, and had a jolly good time painting up a totem pole for the Pictoplasma Character Walk exhibition 2011. Worst in Show is Kate's first picture book for Walker Books.

ISBN: 9781406338690
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 44pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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