Wheelers Books

Hello World!

Hello World!
 

Monster is bored, but Mr. and Mrs. Mo are too busy to play. Monster decides to go off on an adventure.

Sorry, availability of this title has not been updated from publisher for some time so availability is uncertain. Please contact us if you would like further information

Quick Reference

ISBN 9781927271988
Barcode 9781927271988
Published 1 October 2015 by Gecko Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Beavis, Paul
Availability Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)

... view full title details below.

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781927271988
ISBN-10 1927271983
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Publication Date 1 October 2015
International Publication Date 1 September 2015
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Beavis, Paul
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 230mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 363g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 571147

Description of this Book

Monster is bored, but Mr. and Mrs. Mo are too busy to play. Monster decides to go off on an adventure.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Children's Book 2016
NZ Review In this sequel to Mrs. Mo's Monster (Gecko Pr, 2014), Monster is impatient as Mr. and Mrs. Mo are preoccupied with painting their house. Monster peers out of the upstairs window longing for play and attention and then gathers up a variety of cast-off sporting and household goods from the attic and goes 'off to see the world.' Mrs. Mo follows at a distance s the monster crosses the yard, walks over a bridge, and goes through a rocky landscape to the tallest peak around. Luckily she brings sandwiches to share. The bold illustrations with saturated colors offer unique images the house looks like a steel barn, the elderly Mr. and Mrs. Mo have gray hair but are spry and active, and the rock vistas resemble parts of the Rocky Mountains. While this is not quite as satisfying as Maurice Sendak's classic Where the Wild Things Are, young readers will enjoy sharing Monster's journey, the reassurance of Mrs. Mo, and the view of the world beyond one's backyard. VERDICT This is a welcome addition to larger picture book collections. --School Library Journal --Journal The hairy, blue alien creature who first appeared in Mrs. Mo's Monster (2014), demanding shelter from an elderly woman, returns with a hunger for adventure. Where the first book centers on the taming of this little monster, the sequel shows a better-mannered but very bored monster. While Mr. and Mrs. Mo are busy painting their great cylindrical home, he raids the attic, filling a golf bag with items: a coffee pot, one ski, a fishing pole, and a bugle. Globe in hand, he declares, 'I'm off to see the world.' And off he goes. He wanders through a Seussian landscape of needlelike mounds and crazily twisting roads while unwittingly dropping his travel items behind him. Soon the monster gets lost and scared, but the attentive viewer will notice that Mrs. Mo--at first just a faraway head--draws ever nearer. She reaches the monster and, together, they climb to the top of a hill for a stunning, sun-drenched view. This story is a laugh-out-loud lesson in persistence and support. --Booklist --Website Mrs. Mo's Monster (2014), he of the snaggly teeth, spiky blue fur, and lolling pink tongue, is still in the attic. As the book begins, Mr. and Mrs. Mo are painting the outside of their house from white to red and so cannot amuse the monster, who announces that he's 'off to see the world.' He sets out carrying a good deal of the stuff from the attic, refusing Mrs. Mo's offer to make him a sandwich. As he goes along, however, he gets lost in a sea of obstacles to navigate and begins to have a meltdown--but Mrs. Mo turns up, with the sandwich and a few more things from home. It all resolves in a satisfying way: the monster gets to see a view of his whole world (and so does the intrepid Mrs. Mo), and Mr. Mo, painting complete, just sort of scratches his bald head in bemusement. The monster definitely has the toddler ethos down pat, and the white-haired Mo couple is quite good at responding to it. The art is done in clear blocks of color and shape, and children of all ages will be amused by what the monster chooses to take along and leave behind of the cozy detritus (tea kettle, golf clubs, globe, etc.) in the attic. A calmly surreal invitation to explore. --Kirkus Reviews --Journal
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

^ top

Author's Bio

Paul Beavis was born in London, England. He studied Graphic Design at Central St. Martin's before working on children's animation shows. Later, he moved into website design. Paul now lives in New Zealand. Paul Beavis was born in London, England. He studied Graphic Design at Central St. Martin's before working on children's animation shows. Later, he moved into website design. Paul now lives in New Zealand.

^ top