When Leo, the city mouse, visits his friend Zoe in the countryside for the first time, he meets a huge and horrible monster.
It’s gigantic, has lots of horns, an enormous tail, and when it roars, the earth shakes. At least that’s what Leo saw. Or did he? Zoe thinks his description sounds just like Berta, the sweet-tempered cow in the meadow . . .
Bestselling author Marcus Pfister skillfully weaves a hilarious story of mystery, suspense and just a hint of scariness.
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The text and illustrations work together to weave a fun little story of suspense. Kids will enjoy guessing what the monster is.
Marcus Pfister was born in 1960 in Bern, Switzerland. After attending art school in Bern and subsequent graphic designer training, he worked from 1981 to 1983 in an advertising agency. In 1984 he started his own business and which inspired his first picture book, The Sleepy Owl, published 1986 by NordSüd. The big breakthrough followed in 1992 when Marcus Pfister wrote, The Rainbow Fish—taking the bestseller lists by storm. To date, more than 30 million copies have been sold worldwide, in different formats, appearing in over 50 different languages. In his studio overlooking the Swiss capital, Marcus Pfister continues to create new characters and stories.