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Friday 8 September 2023

Junior Review: The World's Worst Monsters

Vampires all the way through to the loch ness monster.

The World’s Worst Monsters has ten mini stories about mythical creatures — like the abominable snowman and werewolves.

If you’re into flying and mysteries, you’ll like the story about the vampire. 

Amber is a bright and positive girl who really wants a sibling. But when she gets a baby brother (little Alucard) she starts to notice strange things about him, like the fangs growing from his mouth.

If you’re into fishy monsters and evil grannies, you’ll like the story about the creature from the black pond. 

Sally has wicked grannies who always do horrid things to her, like make her pick their noses for them. At night, Sally likes to wander into her garden to look at the black pond. Until one night, a webbed hand reaches out and Sally meets an unexpected friend.

If you like stories about ghosts, gorgons, evil teddy bears, an abominable snowman that’s super nice and a friendly zombie, there’s something in this book for you.

I loved how these stories were weird and unique. They were not what I expected, and I learnt about new monsters I had never heard of. The stories were funny and easy to read, and I liked the fact there were ten different stories in the one book. I also liked the evil characters and the ways the good guys saved the day.

There are lots of illustrations in this book. They are life-like, cute and really detailed. Bright colours and cool characters.

Kids who like monsters and magic will like this book. I’m excited for book two, and I loved the way David Walliams told me that it’s coming. But you’ll have to read the book to find out.

Title: The World's Worst Monsters
Author: David Walliams
Illustrator: Adam Stower
Publisher: HarperCollins, $24.99
Publication Date: 26 July 2023
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780008581633
For ages: 7 - 11
Type: Junior Fiction