Emma's monster ISBN: 9780744572292
Published by Walker, 1999
The monster in these stories is friendly and very real to Emma. She and her single-parent dad (who understands about monsters) live happily together, and the monster lives in a small hole in the skirting board behind her bed. The monster helps Emma through a visit to the dentist and her first day at playschool and shares other adventures in a series of short stories. What we actually see is a highly imaginative little girl, encouraged by her dad, who has made an imaginary friend out of her original fear. Lots of good black and white drawings. Great for reading aloud.