Beasts roar! Beasts destroy! But not Maurice. This photogenic little beastie has a melodious voice, enjoys kale and is oh-so terribly neat and polite. So his concerned Mama and Papa send him to the Abominable Academy for Brutish Beasts to learn how to behave improperly. Will Maurice master growling, scowling, snarling and howling? Or will he prove that being a different kind of beast is a good thing after all?
Amy Dixon grew up as one of seven siblings, so the only peace and quiet she ever got was inside a book. Amy is the author of Marathon Mouse and Sophie's Animal Parade (both Sky Pony). She and her husband Rob wrangle their four beasts in Clovis, CA, where she encourages them on a daily basis to be a bit less beastly. Karl James Mountford has been drawing, painting, and generally making a mess since he was a kid. Born in Germany, he was brought up in the UK, and currently lives in Wales, where his sketchbooks rarely get a day off. This is his first picture book. Visit him at cargocollective.com/karljamesmountford.