Flummox: How to Make a Pet Monster 2
Albert Street, 2021
208pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
After Artie discovered The Bigge Boke of Fetching Monsters in the attic of the spooky old house where he now lives with his mum, her new partner, and his step-sister and creating Hodgepodge who is now his best friend, Willow decides that she wants to create her own monster so she, too can have a best friend.
But things don’t always going according to plan beginning with Arabella Rose, the girl next door, coming to stay for the day, seemingly thwarting the opportunity to make a monster. Immediately Willow takes a dislike to her but the trouble really starts when she creates a monster using the fairy charm from Arabella Rose’s bracelet…
This is the second in this series, written for emerging independent readers with all the supports they need including lots of illustrations and other visual features. Each character is credible so readers will engage with them and there is lots of humour and action to keep them reading.