The Water Horse
by King-Smith, Dick, Parkins, David | Reading age: from c 7 years
Published 03/01/2008 by Penguin Random House Children’s UK (Puffin) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 96 pages
The story begins with a mysterious egg washed up on a Scottish beach, the morning after a great storm. Kirstie and her brother Angus find the egg and take it home. The next day it has hatched into a tiny greeny-grey creature with a horse’s head, warty skin, four flippers and a crocodile’s tail. The baby sea monster soon becomes the family pet – but the trouble is, it just doesn’t stop growing!