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Book Review: The Fearsome Beastie

By: Giles Paley- Phillips
Illustrated by: Gabriele Antonini
Published by: Maverick Arts
Released on: May 18th, 2011
Ages: 5 & up
Source: ebook from author to review
4 stars- I enjoyed it
Purchase from: Maverick Arts| Amazon| Amazon UK|

The fearsome beastie is searching for something to eat and the children are at the top of the menu.

Will they be fooled by the fearsome beastie and his clever tricks?

The Fearsome Beastie is a brand new title by poet Giles Paley-Phillips. Written in rhyme, this story is reminiscent of the cautionary fairy tales of the past but with a happy ending! (quoted from Marevick Arts's site)

The Fearsome Beastie is a fun read that both children and parents can enjoy together. It's a silly read written in rhyme, and brought to life with bright, colorful illustrations, making it appealing to younger readers.

The story is about a fearsome beastie who wonders into a villages acting like he's sad so he can lure children to him and than he eats him. The beastie meets his match when he wonders into the wrong village and meets his doom with a fabulous axe wielding Grandma who not only frees the kids Beastie has eaten, she makes soup out of him.

The illustrations and the wording through out the book make it one that it's fun and engaging. It's a story that has humor and silly horror mixed into it, making it a book I'd recommend for children who aren't easily scared. It's one my son laughed at a lot and my little girl thought was okay. I personally enjoyed the humor in the story. To those who are really worried about it, the ending isn't much different from the real ending to Little Red Riding Hood. It's a story I've read a couple times now and one I'd recommend it. It's a scary, fun read, and I can see why it's so widely talked about. I'm looking forward to reading more books from Giles.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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