Witty, lively and gently thought-provoking, this debut picture book from inky genius Tom Morgan-Jones about a group of animals and the unseen monster in their midst will have readers laughing out loud.
THUMP THUMP. The Red Dread is on the loose and Shrew and the other animals are afraid. From stolen nuts to missing rabbits, they whisper of the terrible actions of the Red Dread. As panic increases, logic and team spirit evaporate and soon it’s every creature for itself.
Told entirely in dialogue, this quirky read-aloud tale plays out in sly illustrations brimming with visual humour. The core theme of fear of the other is delivered with winks aplenty for the reader who will be thrilled to be in on the joke.
Tom Morgan-Jones is an award winning illustrator whose work has appeared everywhere from children’s books to buses and milk cartoons to magazines. He has a sideline in satirical board games, and his work in this area is held in major collections including the V&A, Bodlean Library and GOMA, and has been exhibited in the Berlin Academy of Arts. Tom lives in Edinburgh.
Children’s & educational
Children's, Teenage & educational