Goblin, a cheerful little homebody, lives in a cosy, rat-infested dungeon, with his only friend, Skeleton. Every day, Goblin and Skeleton play with the treasure in their dungeon. But one day, a gang of "heroic" adventurers bursts in. These marauders trash the place, steal all the treasure, and make off with Skeletonleaving Goblin all alone!
It's up to Goblin to save the day. But first he's going to have to leave the dungeon and find out how the rest of the world feels about goblins.
About the Author
Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling Zita the Spacegirl series, the picture books Julia's House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novel Little Robot. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Goblin lives deep in a dungeon. It seems like a normal day until Adventurers storm the dungeon. They scare the rats, knock over the torches, and plunder the pantry. The adventurers even take everything from the dungeon--including Goblin's friend Skeleton. So Goblin decides to head out into the wide world to find his friend. Along the way Goblin finds other creatures wronged by the Adventurers and a lot of people who don't like goblins. Luckily, though, Skeleton still likes Goblin and so do other Goblins eager to help deal with those annoying Adventurers in Nobody Likes a Goblin (2016) by Ben Hatke. Nobody Likes a Goblin is Hatke's second picture book. The author is also the author of numerous delightful graphic novels for children. Hatke brings his signature comic style to this picture book that subverts traditional fantasy/gaming tropes in fun ways with an unlikely hero. Full page spreads and smaller insets add motion to the page and help move the narrative along. Detailed illustrations guarantee that readers will find something new with each reading. Short text and a clean design also make this title an excellent storytime selection. Readers with a fondness for fantasy books or video games will find this book especially amusing. Nobody Likes a Goblin is delightfully fun. Sure to be a winner for readers of all ages. *An advance copy of this title was acquired from the publisher for review consideration*