Kid’s Book Review: Little Monsters

Kid’s Book Review: Little Monsters

About the Book and Author

This monstrously exciting new picture book from bestselling author David Walliams, brilliantly illustrated by Adam Stower is a bright, fun, laugh-out-loud book with a cool message about celebrating individuality. Young children will be requesting this one at story-time today, and tomorrow and the day after and the next after that! It is published by Harper Collins.

Howler is a SMALL werewolf with a BIG problem.
He is just not SCARY! And that makes him the odd one out at Monster School…
But when Howler finds some new friends, he discovers that being the ODD one out might just make him the COOLEST one of all…

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David Walliams

David Walliams – comedian, actor and author – continues to take the children’s literary world by storm. His tenth novel, BAD DAD, was an immediate number one, following the triumph of THE MIDNIGHT GANG, the biggest-selling children’s book of 2016. WORLD’S WORST CHILDREN 2, which published in early 2017, spent four weeks at industry number one and eight weeks at the top of the children’s chart. They have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim – and RATBURGER, DEMON DENTIST and AWFUL AUNTIE have all won the National Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year. David has also written a number of picture books for younger children.

Adam Stower is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. He was born in England and grew up in a village at the edge of Lake Zurich after his family moved to Switzerland. … Aside from his work for children’s fiction, Adam also does regular editorial and advertising illustration work.

Book Review

I think he made the right choice to decide not to learn to be a monster and just be himself

I think this is a great book because the words and the pictures go together really well. The story is about a little werewolf who doesn’t fit in at his school. He can’t howl because his voice is too squeaky, he can’t scare anybody and everybody laughs at him.

I felt very sorry for him when the ogre told him he would never, EVER be a monster but this was the only sad part and it turned out very happy in the end.

The best part of the book was really funny. The little werewolf meets some human friends and they scare his old teacher! When he surprises her, she whizzes all over the classroom! The picture of this is full of silliness and it made me laugh and giggle.

I was pleased that he could go back to monster school but I think he made the right choice to decide not to learn to be a monster and just be himselfI think he made the right choice to decide not to learn to be a monster and just be himself.

The book also told me that you don’t need to be scary at Hallowe’en. You can be friendly and a little bit mischievous instead!

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Reviewer Profile

Junior Reviewer Jonathan
  • Name: Jonathan
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: dinosaurs, sports and jokes
  • Dislikes: rice pudding and spiders
  • Favourite Book: Sea Voyage by Gerard Lo Monaco
  • Favourite Film: Peter Rabbit, The Movie
  • Favourite Song: Crocodile Rock by Elton John