Created: 27th February, 2024

Monster! Hungry! Phone!

Author: Sean Taylor
Illustrator: Fred Benaglia
Publisher: Bloomsbury


Learning to read


Years 1 and 2

Anarchic ink-splatter illustrations accompany this comedic story of a hungry and increasingly frustrated monster, who struggles to order a pizza because his mobile phone keeps redirecting his call. He gets through to a jaguar in Nicaragua, a ping-pong-playing panda, and even a space alien, but will he ever get the pizza he craves? An expressive, patterned text, in which the monster gets even more frazzled after each call, and featuring onomatopoeia, rhymes and repetition that make this a great text for reading aloud.

Followed by Monster! Thirsty! Drink! (9781526606839) by the same creators.