Book Review: Stitch Head – The Monster Hunter – Guy Bass


The Blurb:

He’s back! Join Stitch Head, a mad professor’s forgotten creation, as he steps out of the shadows into the adventure of an almost-lifetime…

When an unexpected visitor crash-lands on top of Castle Grotteskew, Stitch Head knows it can only mean trouble. Eccentric explorer, Dotty Dauntless, has bet her fortune on delivering a monster to the Venture Club – the problem is, all the castle’s monsters are as meek as kittens…

My Review:

Format: Paperback

Pages: 208 Pages

Series: Stitch Head #6

My Rating: 5 stars

***The publisher sent me this book free of charge in order to provide an honest review***

The boys love it when they get a book to review and couldn’t wait to start this as their bedtime story for the week, I was a little apprehensive as it was book 6 of a series and I do like to start a series at book one, however as it happened it did not impact at all on the enjoyment of the story and everything made sense!

This is the story of stitch head a friendly monster living in a castle with a professor who  makes very scary monsters with something called “beast yeast” stitch head adores his master but spends all of his time using his “least beast” potion to make the monsters less scary.

This story focus’s on the dramas which unfold when the explorer Dotty Dauntless turns up to bag herself a scary monster.

This is a chapter book but has some absolutely fantastic illustrations which really add to the story.

The boys opinions:

J: Loved the twist at the end and the unexpected monster!

A: Loved how exciting the final twist was at the end of the story


Book Review: Monster and Chips – David O’Connell

Monster and Chips

The blurb says says:

Meet the amazing monster customers and sample the foul-food served up daily at Fuzzby’s diner – the brilliant setting for this innovative series from debut author and illustrator, David O’Connell.

Somewhere in suburbia, or maybe smack-bang in the middle of your city, there is a very special diner. What’s so special about it? Well it does the best chips ANYWHERE but also its customers are a little bit ‘unusual’… some people say they are monsters… The diner is hard to find, you have to look carefully, in fact some people say only a special kind of kid can find this special kind of diner. But maybe that kid could be you?

When Joe the ‘hooman’ gets a job at Fuzzby’s diner, he learns to bake zombie-cupcakes, exploding milkshakes and not to stare at the customers – even the ones who are see-through. He also foils a terrible plan to sabotage the annual Grand Cooking Competition.

My Review

Format – Paperback

Pages – 192 Pages

Series – Monster and Chips Book 1

My Rating – 5 stars

This book was chosen by my 9 year old Jake for our bedtime story, it is a chapter book and it took three night for us to read it, we probably read for longer each night than we usually would as a) the chapters are quite long and b) we really could not put it down!

The book is very funny and full of disgusting meal combinations which really do make your stomach churn! The illustrations make the book and we really enjoyed how they were incorporated into the story enabling us to read them as we went along without losing the flow of the book.