Meet Jumpy Jack, a very nervous snail who is afraid of monsters, and Googily who is a very good friend indeed. Wherever they go, Googily kindly checks high and low just to make sure there are no scary monsters about. But, as every child knows, monsters come in many shapes and sizes. Some are even blue with hairy eyebrows and pointy teeth.
Meg Rosoff is the celebrated author of How I Live Now, winner of the Guardian Fiction Award. Her second book Just in Case won the Carnegie Medal. Sophie Blackall has illustrated several books, including Ruby's Wish, for which she was awarded the Ezra Jack Keats Award, among other honours. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.