Thursday 10th May 2012
Imaginative schoolchildren and young hospital patients have created scary monsters to feature in a new charity book.
About 136 children from 33 schools across London and four patients from Great Ormond Street Hospital (Gosh) have contributed to The Jiggly Boggly And The Gosh Monsters.
The book will help to raise funds for the Gosh charity and support the work of the hospital, which provides treatment to children suffering from complex and life-threatening conditions.
It features 34 characters created and named by children alongside illustrator interpretations which tell the story of monster caretaker, Jiggly Boggly.
Publisher Clark Beecroft said: "This book is about children across London coming together to create a book of awesomeness to help sick children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. We hope to raise lots of money for Gosh, so please buy a copy and help make a difference to thousands of patients who are treated at this special hospital."
A Gosh Children's Charity spokesperson said: "We are so excited that by buying this book, children and their families across the country will be directly supporting the patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital while sharing a love of literacy, creativity and general silliness."
The book costs £7.99 and goes on sale on May 14. To pre-order a copy visit http://www.goshmonstersbook.com/shop.