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?

Written by Helen Vivienne Fletcher and illustrated by Ian and Alana Garmonsway

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A fun and quirky read for 7-8 year olds.


“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

Kiwi author Helen Vivienne Fletcherhelen-vivienne-fletcher

Find out more about Wellington author, playwright and spoken word poet Helen Vivienne Fletcher on her author page.

Kiwi illustrators 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.

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Dimensions 20.3 × 12.7 cm

Paperback edition

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HVF Publishing Ltd


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