Graffeg is to re-publish Tracey Hammett’s first children’s book, Monsters Not Allowed!, illustrated by Jan McCafferty.

Helping teach children about inclusion, collaboration and loving their differences, this charming picture book provides an educational message as well as being entertaining and perfect for reading together with parents. The story tells of a monster who makes quite an impression at their new school, but becomes so disruptive that Mr Jedd the Deputy Head bans the monster from attending. The children, however, misses the monster’s presence, and will work together in order to enjoy lessons with them again.

Tracey Hammett’s story is paired perfectly with Jan McCafferty’s cheerful illustrations, presenting the perfect book for entertaining any child.

Having been used in an educational setting, within schools, and in homes, Monsters Not Allowed! proved to be very successful and gained great reviews:

‘A funny story all about the importance of including others, and learning to love the things that make us different’ – Love Reading 4 Kids.

‘The creation of a cute blue hairy monster makes it easy to understand why everyone loves it’ – Little Parachutes.

Monsters Not Allowed! was first published by Scholastic.

Tracey Hammett is a Welsh-born writer who shares her time between Cardiff and London. Tracey has written numerous stories, scripts and poems for BBC children’s television, including several BAFTA-nominated and award-winning programmes and likes to combine her love of words, stories and rhyme with a good dollop of humour.

Jan McCafferty is an experienced children’s book illustrator now residing in Manchester, having studied Graphic Design and Illustration at the Central England University. Her illustrations for other successul children’s books include The Enchanted Wood, the Oliver Moon series and the Kid Cowboy series.

Author: Tracey Hammett

Illustrator: Jan McCafferty

Price: £7.99

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