Check out Sam Lloyd’s Monster Mates!


wendy-wide-mouthed-frog-lloyd-sam-hardcover-cover-artRecently we’ve come across a really cool series of books by Sam Lloyd where the characters come alive right on the page!

Published by Templar Books, Monster Mates is a series of books that are also puppets, meaning you can bring the monster to life as you read their story.

And these monsters really are entertaining!

ernie-eyed-monsterThere’s Dudley, a proper little monster who eats anything even jiggling jelly fish jam! Or Scary Sid, who thinks he’s big and rough (but you’ll soon find he’s not so tough)!

And of course, there’s the best-selling book Calm Down, Boris!, starring the loveable monster Boris although sometimes he can get a tad over-excited!

Meet the entire gang at

A couple of the monsters wanted to say hi right now – check out their videos below:

Boris from Calm Down, Boris!

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Doris from Turn it up, Doris!


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Wendy from Wendy the Wide-Mouthed Frog


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Sam Lloyd’s Monster Mates is a fun series of puppet books for kids published by Templar Publishing. To meet them all visit