Review of The Fearsome Beastie by Giles Paley-Phillips
Bookbabbler Wendy has reviewed The Fearsome Beastie for us…
The Fearsome Beastie is a darker tale than the ordinary children’s story book it is however written in a humouress age appropriate style. It is a brilliant read that my kids love to scream along to! I would certainly recommend it.
It is a story written in rhyme about a scary `beastie’ who eats children. The children in the story are frightened and hide when the beastie roams. The beastie though is clever and deceives them by pretending to sob and that he was only looking for some friends to play with. Once he has their trust he roars and eats them one by one – A useful message for children to be wary of friendly talking strangers. Luckily he misses Pete who runs for his Gran who sorts the beastie out and saves the children.
The illustrations in this book are colourful and cartoonish depicting a spooky beastie and children with frightened faces in a fun sort of way. This artwork does a wonderful job of working with the rhyme to ensure a fun scariness that my children loved.