The Mother of Monsters
While the Mother of Monsters likes the taste of humans, she'll even climb out of the water to get her hands on some. People find it hard to escape her clutches when she sets her sights on them. Sobabili, a young hunter, decides to try to take on the monster when his children and cattle go missing, and he finds that they have been taken by the monster. When he catches up to where she is, he also finds the rest of the people, including Ntombi. This prompts new adventures, as their affection for each other grows.
This tale from South Africa has nice illustrations and includes simple vocabulary and an engaging story to keep readers invested in what happens next.