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Imagine owning your very own monster ... but what happens when the monster you ordered isn't quite what you expected? A playful picture book with a twist on family pets that children will love.

The Turner family has just got a monster, and the whole neighbourhood is in awe of his superhero stature, daredevil skill and all-round usefulness. Everyone wants their own monster. But sometimes the monster you order isn't necessarily the monster you get ...

Acclaimed comic writers Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones have once again created a picture book that's bursting with wacky humour and clever illustrations. That's Not the Monster We Ordered will have kids clamouring to get their own monsters, too!

Reviews

This tale about learning that there is a place in your family for every monster, is delivered sweetly and with wacky humour. The brilliant comic-style illustration is characteristic of Fairgray, Black and Jones’ work.

Sarah Forster, The Sapling

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143770497

    May 1, 2017

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

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Awards and Recognition

  • Storylines Notable Picture Book Award
    2018
    Awarded
    A Storylines Notable Picture Book
  • New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
    2018
    Shortlisted
    Picture Book category

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