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, Beware of the Frog and the search-and-find storybook, Migloo's Day. 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. Follow him on twitter @williambeebooks.

About the illustrator

Kate Hindley is an exciting new talent in the world of picture books and is quickly becoming renowned for her deliciously detailed illustrations and lively characterization. After studying illustration at Falmouth College of Art, she has gone on to illustrate a number of picture books including How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth, Worst in Show and Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh! She has also illustrated a number of fiction titles for older children – including the The Naughtiest Girl series, written by the ever-popular Enid Blyton. Kate lives in Birmingham, not far from the chocolate factory. Visit her website at and follow her on twitter @hindleyillos.

ISBN: 9781406360929
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 44pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

Last updated on 03/08/21 at 01:20:06
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