Story idea and illustrations for Mister Montero were entered into the 2019 Walker Books Picture This competition.
Can Mister Montero and his wonderful sidekick Lady Flapper Jack catch the book thief and return the missing book to the library?
Our hero is a French bulldog called Mister Montero, originally from Mexico, now residing in South London with the most amazing collection of books including: What to Feed Your Imaginary Friend by Doctor Invisible; and Photos from Mars by Andy Astroturf.
Mister Montero fell in love with books at a young age, after his first visit to a dusty old Parisian bookshop, where he discovered a rare copy of: 101 French Bulldogs from History. He now prides himself on the acquisition of a most voluminous stack of books that hail from nearly every corner of the world. But low and behold, one morning he finds his favourite book: Super Hero Power Made Easy by the Tiny Turtles, missing from the library.
This synopsis is an idea for a 32-page book packed full of adventure, intrigue, warmth and humour, with lots of fun details to spot and find, or count and collect. Lady Flapper Jack is the perfect ‘Watson’ to our hero Mister Montero’s ‘Holmes’.