Everything about this book is perfect.

Tall, Short, Tiny and a Pickle (NZ)

Hello World!


A wonderful story of adventure and friendship, and a little monster who doesn’t like to wait—so he decides to step out into the world for the first time.


  • Description

    Hello World!

    Mr. and Mrs. Mo are busy painting the house, and the monster is bored … until he gets a grand idea: he’s off to see the world! But his adventure becomes bigger than he expected, and the monster wishes Mrs. Mo had come after all—with some sandwiches.

    A new adventure featuring the lovable characters from Mrs. Mo’s Monster.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Reader Age 2-5 year, 5-7 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Playing By the Book blog (UK), November 2015

      A delightfully encouraging and warmly reassuring tale to foster adventurous spirits and feed curiosity about what lies beyond your front door.

    2. Tall, Short, Tiny and a Pickle (NZ), September 2015

      Everything about this book is perfect. The illustrations are cute, quirky, colourful and clever; I loved the moment that my boys realised the monster was being followed, adding a new element to the fun.

    3. Booksellers (NZ), September 2015

      The cover of this book is utterly beautiful, as is the image inside that it is based on. This is enough, before even reading the story inside, to persuade me that Paul Beavis is no one-trick pony. He is going to be around writing and illustrating imaginative, quirky books for a long time . I think everybody should buy this book: forget thinly anthropomorphised bunnies and teddies, and get yourself the monster with the Mo-st.

    4. The Source (NZ/Aust), August 2015

      Paul Beavis’s colourful semi-abstract landscapes seem an ideal background for his amusing fable of family life.

    5. Book Trailers 4 kids (NZ), August 2015

      Beautifully illustrated in the most wonderful colours. . One of those stories to cherish and read again and again. A very reassuring tale of love and support.

    6. Kirkus Reviews (US), June 2015

      ‘[This] calmly surreal invitation to explore . has the toddler ethos down pat.’

  • Reviews

    1. felecia phillips

      Mrs Mo is the perfect mother, never cross, always calm and helpful to monster. We all have children like monster who need to explore sometime and then need that extra confidence to say ‘hey I need help’. This book can start that conversation with children and parents in a fun way. But as a good parent Mrs Mo is never very far behind monster, she makes sure he is ok and has enough space to do that exploring. A beautifully illustrated book with quirky images and wonderful themes which parents could expand on with their children. A wonderful book.

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