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Monster Party is an explosion of fun and pure joy. Children will love the hilarious, naughty desert monsters who come out of the ground to have a party on Dora Lake. Eating chips and monster cake, they go ‘galumphing’ all over the place with a drum and a bass! Of all shapes and sizes, these monsters create havoc for the children at Rawa Community School who live on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert – ‘dancing and stomping’, ‘crashing and crunching’, ‘prowling and growling’, ‘happy and smiling’! Jeepers creepers! The monster cut-out illustrations created by the students are delightful. Monster Party will capture the hearts of the very young and the young at heart.
"... a joyous and vividly imagined picture book romp."
National Indigenous Times
"This book is delightful; with its rhythmic text and illustrations exploding with colour. A representation of community, culture and creativity."
CBCA Reading Time
Alison Lester worked as a non-Indigenous collaborator with the Children from Rawa Community School to create the book Monster Party.
Alison is one of Australia's most beloved children's authors. Alison grew up on a farm overlooking the sea and first rode...
Located on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert at Punmu in the Pilbara Region of WA, Rawa is one of the most remote AISWA (Aboriginal Independent Schools WA) schools.
In 2017, Alison Lester and Jane Godwin, celebrated Australian children’s...
We respectfully caution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers that this website contains images of people who have passed away.