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Hungry! Hungry! Hungry!

by Malachy Doyle
illustrated by Paul Hess

A goblin has come to visit and you’d better take care… because he’s hungry, hungry, hungry!

What is a boy to think when a mischievous, spidery-legged, knobbly-kneed goblin shows up in his front yard? Full of curiosity, the young boy follows his strange new goblin friend as he squishes and squashes everything, creeping and crawling through the house in search of something to eat.

Children will delight in repeating the goblin’s answers to the boy’s questions. “Why have you got such a grumbly tum?” “Hungry! Hungry! Hungry!” And they’ll get a kick out of the playful “gotcha” ending. Be prepared to read this story again and again and make sure you have plenty of jellybeans on hand!

Malachy Doyle’s bouncing, rhythmic text with its irresistible refrain joins forces with Paul Hess’s wildly exuberant illustrations to create a jolly romp of a picture book that is perfect for reading aloud.

Hardcover: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-241-5
Total Pages: 28
Size: 9 x 10 7/8
Language: English
F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: K
F&P Grade: 2

Reviews

“…read aloud with the proper gusto it should elicit a few belly laughs, a well as a mild climactic jolt, and the art is unusually fascinating.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“…The imaginative, whimisical, and colorful pictures are full of details to be discovered…. will be enjoyed by young monster enthusiasts.” ―School Library Journal

Awards

Best Bets for the Classroom (picture books) ―Virginia Center for the Book 2001

Meet the Author

Malachy Doyle is the author of numerous picture books and middle and young adult novels. He lives in Wales. You can visit his website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Paul Hess has illustrated several children’s books, including Hungry! Hungry! Hungry! and The Pig in a Wig, and has worked as a graphics designer and an art director. Born and educated in Sydney, Australia, he now lives in England.