Messy Monster and his friends (Zoe, Felix, Platoo, Doodle Cat and Cutty Cat) are on an adventure. The kind of adventure where there’s lots of thinking, drawing, making, and playing.
Rachel Ortas has created weird and wonderful characters who look cute but have a slightly menacing edge, and the story they are a part of is rather like a weird and wonderful dream-like fantasy. I found The Messy Monster Book slightly strange, but also appealing. There’s an underlying narrative used to link together ideas about dreams and nightmares, seeking to explain what they are and that there’s no need to be frightened of them.