The Fearsome Beastie by Giles Paley-Phillips

Reviewed by: Siobhán
Format: PDF
Pages: 32
Published: 18th May 2011 (UK)
Publisher: Maverick Arts Publishing
Source: Author for Review
Genre: Children's Picture Book
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The fearsome beastie is searching for something to eat and the children are at the top of the menu. Will they be fooled by the fearsome beastie and his clever tricks?
The Fearsome Beastie is a brand new title by poet Giles Paley-Phillips. Written in rhyme, this story is reminiscent of the cautionary fairy tales of the past but with a happy ending! - Maverick Art's Site

The Fearsome Beastie is a fairy tale that will be enjoyed by young and old. About a horrible creature who wonders the nights in search for young children to eat. One night the Beastie plays a nasty trick on some children and eats them all up but will they be saved?

What a delightful and fantastic tale this is. I read it myself first before I read it to my son and it's safe to say we both loved it!! With a quick story that flows wonderfully through rhyme and full coloured illustrations on every page it really captures childrens imaginations. My son, who is 5 was truely gripped and was pulled into the story. His favourite part of course is when the Beastie eats the children Lol. Typical little boy.

Now I don't want to say much about the actual story for fear of giving anything away. All I can say is go read this book to your childrens. It's a fantastic fairy tale that has a Grimm feel to it. It is sure to become a treasure in the minds of childrens.

Rate: 5/5


  1. I can't say that I read that many picture books myself but I'm always on the look out for my niece :)

  2. On a different matter - I LOVE the idea of having March's Mine - I always feel like I buy great books then never get to read them!!

    I look forward to seeing what you pick to read and enjoy it :D

    1. I have fallen behind already, but hopefully start it within next few days. lol. And hopefully not buy any more :S hahaha until April lol.

  3. Children will love the Fearsome Beastie by Giles Paley-Phillips. After a visit by him today at school the children have not stopped talking about the book. This is a real winner. Well one to Giles.


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