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There’s No Such Thing As Humans

Grub is a little monster with a big problem – he’s absolutely terrified of humans, especially the one his brother says lives under his bed.

Grub’s mum says there’s no such thing as humans, but even so, they must never go to the edge of the forest. That’s fine by Grub, until his brother dares him. He can’t refuse a double dare, can he?

Will Grub find humans at the edge of the forest … or something even worse?

Paperback edition
203mm x 127mm
78 pages


Illustrated by Ian and Alana Garmonsway

Ian and Alana are a husband and wife illustration duo from Timaru. They both trained in animation during the ’90s and after time in the studio went back to the school to train new artists.


“A fun adventure with cute illustrations. Grub faces his fears of the unknown and discovers the power of friendship, when the little monsters and humans (and a chatty cat) work together to overcome the real threat lurking in the forest. A great story to share with your kid/s.” ~ Carrie, Goodreads Reviewer


“Thoroughly delightful! Are there humans hiding beneath the bed, there to frighten young monsters? Perhaps!

“This well told and illustrated story examines why things we don’t understand are scary. Filled with great characters and wonderful plot.” ~ Saundra, Goodreads Reviewer


If you’d like to view the eBook edition, you can find it here.

Meet Kiwi author Helen Vivienne Fletcherhelen-vivienne-fletcher

Helen is a children’s and young adult author, playwright and spoken word poet. She has won and been shortlisted for numerous writing competitions including winning the Outstanding New Playwright Award at the Wellington Theatre Awards and making the finalist list for the Ngaio Marsh Best First Book Award.

Helen lives in Wellington with her disability assistance dog, Bindi – a five-year-old, playful Labrador who loves soft toys, cuddles, and can fit three tennis balls in her mouth at once.

Find out more about Helen on her author page.


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