Monster & Chips

by David O’Connell

Meet the amazing monster customers and sample the foul-food served up daily at Fuzzby’s diner – the brilliant setting for this innovative series from debut author and illustrator, David O’Connell.

Somewhere in suburbia, or maybe smack-bang in the middle of your city, there is a very special diner. What’s so special about it? Well it does the best chips ANYWHERE but also its customers are a little bit ‘unusual’… some people say they are monsters… The diner is hard to find, you have to look carefully, in fact some people say only a special kind of kid can find this special kind of diner. But maybe that kid could be you?

When Joe the ‘hooman’ gets a job at Fuzzby’s diner, he learns to bake zombie-cupcakes, exploding milkshakes and not to stare at the customers – even the ones who are see-through. He also foils a terrible plan to sabotage the annual Grand Cooking Competition.

With cartoon strips and a Special’s Board that’ll make your tummy churn, take a seat at Fuzzby’s and join the fun.

Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books | 28th February 2013 | ISBN 9780007497133

  • One of Love Reading 4 Kids’ “Books of the Year” for 2013

Night of the Living Bread

by David O’Connell

Do you dare to enter Fuzzby’s Monster Diner? Taste the foul food served up at Fuzzby’s and meet the amazing monster customers! The second book in this laugh-out-loud series from talented author and illustrator, David O’Connell…

Joe the ‘hooman’ is getting the hang of flipping squashed-frog burgers at the monster diner. He’s even made some monster friends. But things heat up in Fuzzby’s kitchen when Joe and Fuzzby are asked to cater the Night Mayor’s feast at the mysterious Tower of Doom. Rumour is that if the Night Mayor doesn’t like the food, the monster chefs are thrown into the dungeon . . . forever! Joe and Fuzzby prepare slugs-on-sticks, dangerous pie (warning: do not turn your back on it) and twitching toad sausages to impress the Night Mayor. And if that doesn’t work there’s always the Ultimate Pizza of Darkness. . . Will the brave pair return to the monster diner? Or have they served their last bowl of bumbean stew?

Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books | 1st August 2013 | ISBN 9780007497171

Food Fright

by David O’Connell

Meet the amazing monster customers and try the disgusting food at Fuzzby’s diner – the third book in this hilarious series from author and illustrator, David O’Connell.
Roll up, roll up…it’s CHIPS for everyone at the Monster Fair!
Joe works in a monster diner flipping squashed-frog burgers and serving the best soggy boggy sausage to the monster customers. Now he and his monster friends are off to cook at the monster fair.
But has Joe got the stomach for the Big Squeal, and the Splodgem Dodgems?
Monsters meets revolting recipes – all the right ingredients for a giggle-packed adventure.

Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books | 27th March 2014 | ISBN 9780007497195

Reviews for Monster & Chips

A compulsively readable, delightfully illustrated series of novels for young readers…

Cory Doctorow (

This tale tickles the funny bone at every opportunity.

Children’s Books Ireland

… irresistibly disgusting and deliciously funny… David O’Connell blends stomach-turning ingredients with warmth and humour to make the perfect recipe for any young reader.


This is a fun, enjoyable book complete with jokes and a witty plot.

The Guardian

All you need to brighten up your day is a little yellow book with a green monster on the cover and a little boy proudly holding up a plate of chips. You just know that when you turn to the very first page that everything is going to be fine and dandy.

Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books

The story is inventive and funny with a range of appealing characters (and monsters).


This story will be loved by anyone who absolutely loves jam packed adventures and is 7+. It is so gripping that you will be attached to it like cheese on toast stuck to the carpet.

Alex (aged 9) at Lovereading4kids

The food on offer may make you feel a bit queasy but the humour is spot on – there are chuckles on every page are a few real laugh-out-loud moments too.