This week the boys and I have been reading a new book by Amy Dixon, Maurice the Unbeastly.
Premise – Maurice the Unbeastly
Maurice is a little different to the other beasts. He loves organic snacks, has a beautiful singing voice and is very photogenic. Suffice to say his parents are not happy that he isn’t like the other beasts. So, they send him off to the Abominable Academy for Brutish Beasts.
Maurice is then taught how to master his roar, eat meat and how to scowl like a true beast.
“Or will he prove that being a different kind of beast is a good thing after all?”
I really loved the premise of the book, that ultimately it is ok to be different. The moral is totally on point and a book that I think sets a good example to the boys. They really took the message to heart, after we read the book we chatted about it and what it meant. They took so much to heart that they tried to turn it against me the next morning, when I told them they had to wear their uniform to school, L said: “but it is good to be different mummy!”
I love the illustrations in this book. I loved the warm autumnal colours and the illustrations of the beasts are brilliant.
Where to buy
Maurice the Unbeastly is published by Sterling Children’s books. It is on sale for £12.99. It is available to buy here.
These books are available from www.thegmcgroup.com or by calling 01273 488 005.
I WAS GIFTED COPIES OF THESE BOOKS IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW, THANKS TO THE GMC GROUP. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.