The Toilet Monster and Other Stories
A collection of award-winning stories for children and young people
The Toilet Monster. What a great title! What a collection!
An enthralling compendium of award-winning short fiction for young people by brilliant new authors.
From the side-splitting teen realism of ‘Crazy Golf’ to the captivating magic of the title story, The Toilet Monster is packed with action, appeal and insight for children from four to forty! Embracing both the magic and the challenges of growing up, the collection presents an exciting range of new authors who chart adventure and unexpected friendships with insight and a brightness that is sure to entertain.
With thoughtful illustrations by Benjamin Phillips this new anthology includes:
"The Toilet Monster" by Sally Brown
A young boy bravely overcomes his fear and unexpectedly gains an unusual friend.
"Invisible" by Michelle Carol Pearce
An excluded child makes an unlikely connection.
"The Atomic Family" by Jessica Barrah
A unique spin on teenage life and parental acceptance.
"Crazy Golf" by Astrid Holm
An embarrassing bond turns into a first-time romance for teenager Alison.
"The Most Boring Teacher in the World" by Lizzie Strong
Two best friends attempt to brighten up their school day with magical results.
These stories touch on the strange and the familiar and the common experience of children and young people. Difficulties at school - whether from relationships or boring teachers. The crazy game of teenage romance. Strange goings on in the lavatory. And a new take on the atomic family.
Suitable for a broad range of reading abilities and ideal for reading out loud, this new selection brings to life a fascinating range of characters and contemporary themes. With their wonderfully engaging narratives, they will also help develop reading and social skills.
Written by new young writers these marvellous stories will delight and entertain at bedtime, on holiday, or on any journey in the car, plane or train.
- Pighog Press, November 2012
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