Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Birthday Monster

The Birthday Monster
Bridget Sherlock, illustrations: Izzy Ivy
Published by Beat Books on 20 January 2015, RRP $24.99

A fun and energetic picture book for young children, that will be enjoyed by parents and children alike

Birthday boy Peter is enjoying roaring, snarling, snatching and stomping his way through the day when he discovers he has turned into the Birthday Monster! He has big googly eyes, a prickly tail and a snarly snout. How is he going to turn back into the Birthday Boy before it’s too late and he becomes a monster forever?

About the author and illustrator:
Born in small town USA, Bridget Sherlock developed a love of storytelling at an early age. Her family moved to New Zealand when she was fifteen and the love of good books saw her through the transition to Kiwi life.
Becoming an Early Childhood teacher was the obvious career choice for Bridget because of a strong connection with young children. This is where she saw the opportunity to combine her two passions together and started a collection of picture books which she was soon known for amongst children under the age of five. Bridget has now merged three of her favourite things together – storytelling, books and young children to create a picture book of her own. Bridget lives in Auckland with her husband and two children.

 The talented Izzy Ivy started her creative journey designing theatrical costumes and puppets. For many years she focused on designing and running her faery inspired online clothing business. Originally from the UK but now based in Sydney, Izzy has now ventured into illustrating children’s books

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This book looks really cool for my children. I live in NZ so it's especially nice to see a local author coming through :)