Monster and Chips

About Monster & Chips

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.

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

Written and illustrated by me.

Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books | 28th February 2013 | ISBN 978-0007497133

Also published in Dutch by Veltman.

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Listen to an extract (read by Oliver Hembrough):


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

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.

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

This tale tickles the funny bone at every opportunity.

… 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.

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.

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.