Created: 27th February, 2024

Beware the Blue Bagoo

Author: Karl Newson
Illustrator: Andrea Stegmaier
Publisher: Happy Yak


Learning to read


Years 1 and 2

An intrepid little detective is determined to get to the bottom of the rumours that have spread through her town about a grumpy, gobbling beast, but who really is the Blue Bagoo? This charming book calls to mind such titles as The Grotlyn and The Gruffalo in examining the role played by rumours in the creation of a monster that may not be all that it seems - there is also a lesson here about kindness, and making amends following a mistake. Stegmaier’s bright and bold illustrations accompany Newson’s text, with rhymes that contribute to the narrative storytelling, including the twist.