Night Monsters written by Nina Poulos & Illustrated by Cheryl Westenberg
Published by National Library of Australia
All the animals have been hearing some terrifying sounds during the night and Cackle kookaburra needs to get to the bottom of this mystery.. Is there a monster living around these parts? Or is there another explanation?
This cheeky tale with a hilarious twist will keep you guessing until the very end as each animal describes a different terrifying sound they hear during the night.
Written in rhyming verse, Night Monsters will delight young readers as they try to guess what kind of creature would make all those noises.
The illustrations by Cheryl Westenberg are warm and funny as they depict the looks of excitement and terror on each animal’s face as they describe their scary encounter with the night monster.
Although Night Monsters is a book that helps young readers to identify native Australian animals in their habitat, it also serves up another message;
You don’t have to be afraid of the noises you hear when you are in bed at night, the Night Monsters may turn out to be something not so scary after all.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Nina Poulos
Illustrator: Cheryl Westenberg
Title: Night Monsters
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Published: November 2013