Mrs Mo's Monster

Published by Gecko Press 2014

Mrs Mo's Monster was the book that eventually led me to become a published author & illustrator.  Originally written in 2005, it wasn't until I reworked it through 2012-13 that it found a home at Gecko Press.  The story revolves around a small spiky blue monster with a one-track mind who loves to Crunch, Munch and Chew.  However, he meets his match in an elderly lady called Mrs. Mo, and with her help the monster discovers that he can do more than he ever thought.  But that's not all the surprises Mrs Mo has in store.  Mrs Mo's Monster is on Facebook


"This explosively illustrated fable is a real find." 
Nicholas Tucker - The Independent on Sunday

"It’s hard to believe that this is Beavis’ debut as a children’s book author and illustrator. He’s created a marvelously lovable rogue character, told a story with emotional and psychological depth but with all the lightness of touch and humour one could hope for, and illustrated it all in a truly eye-opening manner.." 
Zoe Toft - Playing by the

"This clever, dry, talented author/illustrator has created a story both adults and kids will find enormously funny and rewarding--not only for its fabulousness, but for the fact that it doesn't follow any kind of monster stereotype. Yay" 
Tania McCartney -

"Effervescent, in an entirely understated sort of way." 
Kirkus Review

John McIntyre of the Children's Bookshop reviews Mrs Mo's Monster on Radio NZ
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"...entertaining picture book with its subtle themes of good manners, patience and the fulfilling of potential." 
The Book Trust UK

"My first thought when I read this book was ‘really? This is by a first-time author? This is incredible!" 
Sarah Forster - Bookseller NZ

"After reading this bright book for the first time, I wished my grandchildren were with me to share it with. It awoke my inner child." 
Lindsay Pope - Scoop.NZ



Winner of the LIANZA Russel Clark Illustration Award 2015


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