Hungry! Hungry! Hungry!

by Malachy Doyle
Illustrated by Paul Hess
A goblin has come to visit and you’d better take care…because he’s hungry, hungry, hungry!
Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 9781561452415
  • Publication date: 03/01/2001
  • Page Count: 28
  • Size: 9" x 10-7/8"
  • Age Range: 4-8


A goblin has come to visit and you’d better take care…because he’s hungry, hungry, hungry!

What is a boy to think when a mischievous, spidery-legged, knobby-kneed goblin shows up in his front yard? Full of curiosity, the young boy follows his strange new goblin friend as he squishes and squashes everything, creeping and crawling through the house in search of something to eat.

Malachy Doyle’s bouncing, rhythmic text with its irresistible refrain joins forces with Paul Hess’s wildly exuberant illustrations to create a jolly romp of a picture book that is perfect for reading aloud. Be prepared to read this story again and again and make sure you have plenty of jelly beans on hand!


Malachy Doyle


Malachy Doyle is the author of numerous picture books and middle and young adult novels. He lives in Wales.

Paul Hess


Paul Hess has illustrated several children’s books, including Hungry! Hungry! Hungry! and The Pig in a Wig, and has worked as a graphics designer and an art director. Born and educated in Sydney, Australia, he now lives in England.


“Read aloud with the proper gusto it should elicit a few belly laughs, as well as a mild climactic jolt, and the art is unusually fascinating.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“The imaginative, whimsical, and colorful pictures are full of details to be discovered…. will be enjoyed by young monster enthusiasts.” ―School Library Journal


Best Bets for the Classroom (Picture Books) ―Virginia Center for the Book, 2001

More Details

F&P: K, Gr 2, Genre F
Themes: Hunger, Monsters, Suspense

Books By Malachy Doyle