Fungus The Bogeyman

Written by Raymond Briggs

Key Stage 2 General Fiction

LoveReading View on Fungus The Bogeyman

The foreunner of all things gross and slimy! A favourite with every generation and the detailed illustrations have much to pore over

This is a book that is enduringly funny, wonderfully poignant and at times quite rude. Beautifully described through stunning illustrations and hand written text is the story of the bogey men – and in particular Fungus - who live underground and whose day starts as we all go to bed, is a story that will live long in the memory of all those who read it, or indeed dip into from time to time. Living long in my memory is the food eaten by them – Scab and matter Custard, Snot and Bogey Pie, Dead Dog’s Giblets, Green Cat’s Eyes – how can one ever forget names like this!!!

Fungus The Bogeyman Synopsis

Deep under the ground, in the dark tunnels of bogeydom, live the bogeys, a vile collection of slimy, smelly creatures who revel in everything revolting. Fungus is a bogeyman - a particulary foul and fetid specimen. As he goes about his bogey business, the full horrors of bogeydom are revealed.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141342696
Publication date: 29th March 1990
Author: Raymond Briggs
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 48 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: General Fiction

About Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the beloved Snowman. He has won many awards over his career including the Kurt Maschler Award, The Children's Book of the Year, Dutch Silver Pen Award, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award twice for his Mother ...

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