My kids are fast growing out of picture based books but my Little Man still loves them and I love them because the illustrations are usually delightful.
We were all impressed by the illustrations in this book, Maurice the Unbeastly.
So his parents send him off to The Abominable Academy for Brutish Beasts.
But, things didn’t really go to plan!
The moral of the story is there is nothing wrong with being different, and this is put across brilliantly.
Maurice becomes he hero when the Academy is invaded by a scary creature and soon earns a different but positive place in the Academy. A nice touch is how none of the monsters in the Academy look the same, it’s certainly a celebration of being different that young children will relate to.
The story by Amy Dixon is lovely and the illustrations by Karl James Mountford really bring the book to life.
Released on October 7th 2017 you can purchase this hardback book for £12.95.
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Disclosure: We were sent this book to review from TheGMCGroup where you can purchase all kinds of lovely books for all ages. All thoughts and opinions are my own.