Monday, 6 September 2010

8+: It's Behind You - Paul Cookson and David Harmer

Release Date: 06/08/10


This is a fantastic collection of very funny monster poems from two bestselling poets. Find out what to do if there is a monster under your bed, a zombie in the garden or a cyclops in your school. Beware the mighty Sockodile and the Death Kiss Suction Grandma Leeches and if you see a mutant vampire teacher for your life...


Poetry is often a form that feels like it’s dying out in the modern age, unless of course, you’re reading a picture book. Within this offering are poems of monsters, of weird scenarios and above all else short escapism into a world of the unusual. It’s very well put together, the illustrations help the readers imagination and it was definitely something that I got a blast out of utilising it to help establish myths for my nephews to enjoy. I may have to make a “Finger in the biscuit box” just to add that freaky element for Halloween. Great stuff.


  1. Hi, Thanks for the review! Some of your readers might be interested in getting a further flavour of IBY here:

    Carl Flint (illustrator of It's Behind You!)

  2. View the trailer here, illustrated by Carl Flint: