The Nothing To See Here Hotel by Steven Butler, illustrated by Steven Lenton

Publication Date: 22 February 2018


Meet Frankie Banister, who lives at The Nothing To See Here Hotel – the ideal holiday destination for magical creatures of all kinds. The hotel has been in Frankie’s family for generations, some of whom live much, much longer than others (that would be down to the fact that some of them are trolls).

Now, weird is normal here, but sometimes, the weird is even weirder than usual. When Goblin Post arrives at the hotel, announcing the imminent arrival of Grogbah, a goblin prince, it’s all guests to the garden for a welcome party. But, the rude little prince doesn’t come alone, and the Banister family have their hands full keeping the royal guest and his entourage happy. And, it soon appears that the reason for his stay might not be to have a rest from his royal duties after all…

Packed with every imaginable magical creature, and some you probably couldn’t, The Nothing To See Here Hotel is a riotously funny romp of a read, where the laughs come as fast as the action.

Steven Butler has created a wonderfully wacky world full of kooky characters and curious cuisine, which Steven Lenton’s illustrations capture in all their gruesome glory.


As fearsome as she is, I definitely have a soft spot for Grandma, though I think I’ll give the 399 steps to go and meet her a miss, and spend my stay in the library – it’s probably safer. I can’t wait for my next trip!

Great for fans of Stitch Head, Amelia Fang, Steampunk Pirates and You Can’t Make Me Go To Witch School.

Huge thanks to Toppsta and Simon & Schuster for sending me a review copy – it’s going to be a huge hit with the children in school.


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