The Big, Fat, Smelly Ogre
By Gillian Johnson
It takes a monster to know a monster! Join Sylvie, Dylan, Carolyn and Tom as they play doctor to a big fat smelly ogre in Monster Hospital.
Frank the ogre has come to Monster Hospital with a tummy ache because he ate two nasty kids for breakfast. The four naughtiest children in the school are recruited by the mysterious Sister Winifred to be his doctors. Can these not-exactly friends help Frank without getting gobbled up or suffocating from the stupendous stink? It takes a monster to know a monster ...
And read more stories in the Monster Hospital series by the acclaimed author-illustrator of the THORA books.
Gillian Johnson studied science and English at university. She's had lots of different jobs - working with Indian children in northern Canada, accompanying Inuit babies on small planes to their homes in remote communities, doing editorial cartoons for the university paper, teaching English to high school students. Eventually, she published a children's book and has been doing it ever since. She lives with her family and divides her time between Oxford and Tasmania.
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01 Mar 2012
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Hodder Children's Books
Johnson's writing is witty and inventive ... This is a book full of fun — Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
Thora is an irresistible new character ... storytelling at its best. — Starred review, Publishing News
Thora is a thoroughly modern heroine in a fantasy adventure story with a pleasantly old-fashioned feel to it ... Gillian Johnson's own illustrations add to the book's charm. — Books for Keeps
Wonderfully inventive and witty - the sort of book that gladdens the heart — Children's Bookseller and Publisher, Austra