Dianne Bates
Price $18.99 / £12.99
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As a small boy goes to bed, he checks his bedroom for monsters like Heeby Jeeby, Creepy Critter and the Toe Taster. He looks under his bed, in his cupboard, behind the curtains. Satisfied they are not there he jumps into bed with his teddy bear.

Before saying goodnight to his babysitter, she reads him a story about a boy just like him who tames monsters.

"I want to be a Big Boss, just like Max in the story," the boy whispers.

In his sleep the monsters appear, but they can’t scare the boy as he knows they’re not real. The monsters do as they’re told by the boy who is the big boss. They jiggle and jive with the boy, just like Max in the story his babysitter read. They wiggle their big bottoms and jiggle their jelly bellies, and beat their hairy chests. They howl and yodel and make lots of noise. But just who is the boss? The boy? Or the monsters?

And in the morning, before school, we finally find out who is the real Big Boss!

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Format Hardcover + Jacket 40 Pages
ISBN 9780648964063
Size9.60 in x 9.60 in / 243.84 mm x 243.84 mm
Published Date July 12th, 2022
Dianne Bates

Author of 130+ books, mostly for young people, Australian Dianne (Di) Bates, BA Dip Teaching, is a writer whose books have won awards, including children’s choice book awards. Di has worked as a newspaper and magazine editor and manuscript assessor. She is a recipient of The Lady Cutler Award for distinguished services to children’s literature. Some of her books have won national and state literary awards, including two Australian children’s book choice awards (KOALA and WAYRBA). Some have sold overseas and in translation.  Di has received Grants and Fellowships from the Literature Board of the Australia Council and has toured for the National Book Council.

Patricia Ward
Being an only child, Patricia Ward spent much of her time living in her imagination, bringing it to life through drawing and illustration. She loves exploring colour and playing with positive and negative spaces. Her work is vibrant and whimsical, with an underlying sense of a narrative. Patricia believes every illustration should tell a story, whether it is accompanied by text or not.
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