Tuesday, October 16, 2012

16th October Peter McCarty (1966)

It is the birthday of author/illustrator Peter McCarty. It is timely that his birthday is now because he has a couple of picture books about monsters ideal in these pre-Halloween days. See Jeremy Draws a Monster  and  The Monster Returns.  In my library though he is known for his lovely book about pets, a dog Hondo and a cat, Fabian. And just recently he has published a new book Chloe, revisiting a character from one of his earlier books. All of these are worth checking out!


  1. Hi, can i ask you something? I’m looking for children books with “scary” animal illustrations like the big bad wolf (or a fox) eating pigs (or seven kids or Red Riding hood or birds in Chicken Little) or being pictured with a fat stomach. Could be any other animal as well. Have you seen any book of this sort? Any sort of help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Great blog, by the way!

    1. Not sure what you define as scary. Remember I only teach under 8s. The wolves in Ken Brown's The Wolf is Coming and What's the Time Grandma Wolf? and in Toby Forward's The Wolf's Story scare my children. Fat Cat by Jack kent has a cat that eats everything and gets very very fat but it has a happy ending. Sounds like you should find an illustrated version of the short poem Algy Met a Bear.