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First book in the hilarious Monster Max series
Max is an unusual 9-year-old. He can turn himself into a huge, bin- eating monster by BURPING. Being a monster is brilliant, unless he sneezes (which turns him back) and he finds himself far from home in just his pants.
Max decides to be more responsible and ‘protect and do good stuff’, starting with catching a local vandal. But his nemesis, Peregrine, is convinced Max is the vandal, and invents his POOP (Portable Operating Omni Prison) machine to trap him. If Peregrine can prove the truth, Max and his mother could be put in a zoo … or worse. Max will have to use his wits as well as his strength to catch the real culprit, before Peregrine can catch him…
This is a fun children’s story all about 9 year old Max, his family, his adventures and his nemesis! It shares the antics of Max, who endeavours to use his ability to turn into a monster to help protect others. However, when changing is initiated by burping, and sneezing returns him to being a boy dressed on in his pants, you just know this is going to be a laugh out loud story!
There are plenty of escapades for the two boys to be involved in as Max tries to thwart Peregrine’s attempts to capture him. However, as family secrets are revealed there’s lots to keep them busy – and you never know just when the bobble hat of forgetting will come in useful!
A great start to a new series that middle grade readers will enjoy and no doubt be laughing out loud whilst reading. It is a mad-cap adventure with plenty of action, including Frankenstein (the cat) who keeps coming to the rescue! It is illustrated, entertaining and totally mad in the best possible way – just right for encouraging children to enjoy reading! I’m glad it is the start of a new series and hope to enjoy giggling through the future adventures of Max and friends – and to find out more about Krit and the creatures there!
Thank you to Firefly Press and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Aged 21 Robin was all set to become a cavalry officer; aged 21 and a half, he found himself working as an assistant gravedigger in south London wondering where it all went wrong. Robin has gone on to start and run over a dozen successful businesses from dog- sitting to cigars, tuition to translation. The list is quite exhausting. Robin is married with three young children. He spends his time between Pau in the Pyrenées and Henley-on-Thames.
Monster Max and the Bobble Hat of Forgetting is Robin’s first book with Firefly Press publishing in February 2021. He has also written other books for children, published with Monster Books.
Rampaging Rugby, first in the Stupendous Sports non-fiction series for 7-11-year-olds will publish August 2021.
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