Grobblechops

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Tiny Owl Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.0 X 10.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781910328415

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About the Author

Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award winning author of many successful picture books, young fiction and YA novels. Her travels across the world have influenced her style of writing and choice of topics; she is well known for tackling a wide range of global issues through her work. Jenny Lucander, born 1975 in Helsinki, studied children's book illustration, creation and storytelling at the university of Gothenburg, The School of Design. Jenny has illustrated several award-nominated children's books.

Reviews

Not yet published in the UK
"Based on a tale by the Sufi mystic Rumi, this oversized picture book adroitly calms a child's fear of monsters through some creative parental problem-solving. Young Amir, toothbrush in hand, stalls at bedtime, imagining a monster with huge teeth who doubtlessly wants to eat him. His dad suggests that Amir growl like a tiger to scare the monster away and offers to intervene with a frying pan--but Amir conjures up monster parents with a larger frying pan. The scenario escalates, with Amir's mom intrepidly charging in with an umbrella and the monster parents retaliating. Finally, Amir's parents offer coffee and sweets to their counterparts; while they chat, Amir shares his toy cars with his new monster friend, Grobblechops. Thus appeased, Amir settles down for the night in his cozy bed, holding his teddy bear close. But his dad leaves the door open, just a little, to let "a bit of light" in. The kinesthetic, splattery quality of the illustrations draws young eyes to the story, and the slightly off-kilter orientation of many of the scenes adds a sense of appropriately disorienting whimsy. The reassurance offered by Amir's parents proves a comforting salve for a common childhood anxiety. Amir and his parents have brown skin and black hair. Endearing and good-hearted."- Kirkus Reviews