Author(s): Val Bird
Golf-nutter dad secretly organises a holiday at a rough and rugged, far-away-wilderness place known as Shark Tooth Bay. When Dad goes fishing off the rocks, Fletch and Ozzie meet a leathery old man who warns them about the monster inhabitants of caves that dot the cliff face. "Those creatures don't like young larrikins like you poking your noses into their bedrooms." Then he points to where Snoops is sitting, "And as for that hairy little critter, they'll eat him for pudding." In search of monsters and using their Ultimate Boy Scout skills, Ozzie and Fletch sneak out in the darkness of the night. This action triggers a series of events which leads to Ozzie asking some serious questions. This fourth Ozzie Kingsford title is another ripping good read for kids aged 7-10.
Whakatane writer Val Bird is the author of the adult novel Wednesday's Child. This is her fourth novel in the Ozzie series. Illustrator Rebecca Cundy is Val's daughter and she's a graphic designer who lives in Hamilton with her partner and two daughters.