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When Robin Bennett grew up he thought he wanted to be a cavalry officer until everyone else realised that putting him in charge of a tank was a very bad idea. He then became an assistant gravedigger in London. After that he had a career frantically starting businesses (everything from dog-sitting to cigars, tuition to translation)... until finally settling down to write improbable stories to keep his children entertained on long car journeys.
Robin plays most sports. Poorly.

Robin Bennett - Monster Max and the Bobble Hat of Forgetting

Monster Max and the Bobble Hat of Forgetting by Robin Bennett

Max is an unusual 9-year-old. He can turn himself into a huge, bin- eating monster by BURPING. Being a monster is brilliant, unless he sneezes (which turns him back) and he finds himself far from home in just his pants.

Max decides to be more responsible and ‘protect and do good stuff’, starting with catching a local vandal. But his nemesis, Peregrine, is convinced Max is the vandal, and invents his POOP (Portable Operating Omni Prison) machine to trap him. If Peregrine can prove the truth, Max and his mother could be put in a zoo … or worse. Max will have to use his wits as well as his strength to catch the real culprit, before Peregrine can catch him…

Robin Bennett - Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost

Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost by Robin Bennett

Max is an ordinary boy, except that he can turn into a monster when he burps…

Max and Peregrine are volunteering at an old people’s home, when strange things start to happen. One resident is walking on the ceiling, one is riding their wheelchair through walls, and Reggie says his marmalade is haunted (no one listens). Can Max and his friends work out what’s happening to protect his family and the local community?

Things aren’t looking good: the Marmalade Ghost is turning into a sticky Godzilla, Max falls out with his (joint) best friend, and then just when it can’t get any worse, someone kidnaps Max’s cat, Frankenstein…

Robin Bennett - Monster Max …This Time It’s Sirius

Monster Max...This Time It's Sirius by Robin Bennett

This is Max.
He can turn into a huge monster just by BURPING.
He wants to be a good monster by Protecting and Doing Good Stuff.

When Max and his best friend Peregrine realise that a dangerous pack of wolves from Max’s home country of Krit are closing in, Peregrine sets about building a fortified treehouse to keep them safe. But Max is distracted and doesn’t want to help. He hasn’t told anyone about the tiny orphaned wolf cub he found, smuggled home with him, and decided to keep…