"The tables are turned in this amusing picture book about Dennis, a baby monster who baulks at being tucked in (even with the lights on and a teddy to cuddle) because, he wails, 'the humans will get him'. Mama Monster tries to cajole him with reassurances that humans are only make believe, but Dennis knows better and hides under his bed.
The fun picks up as a naughty little human playing hooky wanders into the monster family's cave and decides to nap on Dennis's bed. Imagine the fright when they discover each other!
Jeanne Willis tells the story in witty verse and it is tough to decide whether the tale or the illustrations - populated with familiar characters borrowed from Maurice Sendak's much acclaimed 'Where the Wild Things Are' - are the best part of the book. So just call it a draw and enjoy."

Books For Your Children: Spring 1987


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