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  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143791706
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

A Monster in My House


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A charming, funny picture book from internationally acclaimed comedy duo The Umbilical Brothers.

There's a Monster in my Bedroom. Keep very, very still. Tell me you can see it. It's giving me a chill . . .
A funny, charming rhyming picture book about a house full of monsters with an unexpected twist from internationally acclaimed comedy duo The Umbilical Brothers. With gorgeous, rich illustrations by Berlin artist, Johan Potma.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143791706
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Authors

Umbilical Brothers

The Umbilical Brothers are international comedy duo David Collins and Shane Dundas. Named as two of Entertainment Weekly’s '100 Most Creative People In Entertainment', the Umbilical Brothers have appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, after James Brown at Woodstock ’99, and before the Queen. Their unique fusion of physical and vocal comedy has seen them supporting Robin Williams and entertaining audiences at the Sydney Opera House. They’ve also gained a fanatical toddler and late-night, potato-chip-eating college fan base with their television series The Upside Down Show, Disney’s The Book of Once Upon A TimeThe Sideshow and Maisy.

They’ve performed in 38 countries and their online videos are viewed by over 200,000 people a month. Their stage shows, film & TV work and multi-platinum DVDs have won them critical acclaim. Awards include two BAFTAs, an EMMY, a Logie (Australian Emmys) and a Helpmann (Australian Tonys) for Comedy Performers of the Year. They’ve also received an Edinburgh Critics’ Choice Award, won the Australian Entertainment Industry’s MO Award for Best Comedy Group for five years running and a Promax Award for their work with MTV.

They are currently performing 5 different theatre shows around the world: DON’T EXPLAIN, SPEEDMOUSE, HEAVEN BY STORM, THE REHEARSAL, and their newest creation NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.


Praise for A Monster in My House

“Wildly funny, wildly creative…silly behaviour of the highest calibre. It’s a delight for the eye, the ear and the spirit … you’re left only to shake your head and marvel.”

New York Times

“Exquisitely crafted physical humour and sheer imaginative brilliance.”

The Australian

“Dedicated to the curious and kind creatures everywhere, the pages are filled with intricately drawn picture of gruesome yet strangely appealing monsters. The Brilliant combination of The Umbilical Brothers and artist Johan Potma has produced a hugely entertaining picture book that will have 4+ monster lovers repeating the rhymes and perhaps making up a few of their own, or even start drawing a monster picture or two!”

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Awards & Recognition

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

    Shortlisted • 2019 • Birth to 3 Years


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