Little Monster Did it!

Little Monster Did it!


Illustrated by Helen Cooper, By (author) Helen Cooper

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  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 260mm x 6mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 11 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0552528277
  • ISBN 13: 9780552528276
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 198,284

Product description

It was quiet and peaceful in Amy's house...until Little Monster arrived! Little Monster loves Amy, but he doesn't love the new baby. He starts doing very naughty things. And Amy gets the blame. This is an enchanting and funny story - with a wonderfully mischievous main character!

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Author information

Helen Cooper is the only illustrator ever to win the highly prestigious Kate Greenaway Award for two consecutive books: THE BABY WHO WOULDN'T GO TO BED, 1996 and PUMPKIN SOUP, 1998. She has had several other successful titles published by Doubleday including LITTLE MONSTER DID IT! and THE BEAR UNDER THE STAIRS, which won the Smarties Young Judges' Award in 1994. Both are now perennial favourites in nurseries, schools, libraries and bookshops. Helen is married to author/illustrator Ted Dewan. They have one daughter and live in Oxford.

Review quote

"A lovely, warm, funny book, just right for reading aloud. Helen Cooper's paintings use soft colours and her characters have a convincing, lived-in quality" The School Librarian "A handy alter-ego for children experiencing the first pangs of sibling rivalry, and for parents with new babies in the family it could be as useful as visits from the midwife" Independent "Recommended reading for jealous siblings" Your Family

Editorial reviews

Amy says, "I liked it best with just us three, only Mom and Dad and me." Now a baby brother has intruded upon the scene. Luckily, Little Monster, a stuffed animal Amy received when her mother went to the hospital, doesn't like the baby either, and engineers a series of noisy, messy "accidents" to make his feelings known. Warm watercolors show Amy and Little Monster as irrepressible partners in crime until Amy starts to take care of the new baby. Little Monster's antics take on a life of their own, growing more outrageous than ever. Peace is only achieved when Little Monster moves in with the baby. Cooper's book is not quite as effective as the wonderfully understated Ellen and Penguin and the New Baby (1996) by Clara Vulliamy, but it's in the same league, standing out from the pack of sibling rivalry books on the strength of the appealing artwork, Amy's conflicting feelings, and a great twist at the end. (Kirkus Reviews)