Monster and Boy (Hardcover)

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By Hannah Barnaby, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
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This is book number 1 in the Monster and Boy series.


Fall in love with the friendship between Monster and Boy in this exciting new chapter book series from writer Hannah Barnaby and illustrator Anoosha Syed.

When Monster (who lives under the bed) meets Boy (who sleeps in the bed), Boy starts to scream—and Monster promptly swallows him. It's the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

Told with a warm, cozy voice, the story is brought to life with adorable two-color illustrations. Filled with adventure and humor, this chapter book is perfect for sharing with kids just aging out of picture books and for newly independent readers.

About the Author

Hannah Barnaby has worked as a children’s book editor, a bookseller, and a teacher of writing for children and young adults. She holds an MA in children’s literature from Simmons College and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. Her first novel, Wonder Show, was a William C. Morris nominee. Hannah lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her family.

Anoosha Syed is a freelance illustrator and concept artist for animation. She is a graduate of the Ceruleum school of visual arts in Switzerland, and is currently living in Toronto. Select clients include Lacoste, Walmart, Simon & Schuster, and Nickelodeon, and her work is also featured on Buzzfeed and Nerdist.

When Anoosha isn't drawing for work, she's drawing for fun (she doesn't really have any other hobbies).

She is the illustrator of Bug Girl and Bug Girl: Fury on the Dance Floor.

Praise For…

"A boy discovers that monsters are real—and that one lives under his bed . . . Humor ensues . . . No need to be afraid of monsters after reading this sweet and unusual friendship story." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Monster and Boy

"A beautiful friendship gets off to a rocky start when a boy is accidentally swallowed by the mild- mannered monster beneath his bed." —Booklist, starred review

"Callbacks to Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are will resonate with some readers, and fans of that book will appreciate this longer take on kid-monster relationships." —The Bulletin

"Silliness abounds when a boy meets the monster under his bed . . . Hilarious antics ensue . . . Adorable and expressive illustrations, goofball humor and a story full of friendship and hijinks make this a fun, gentle adventure." —Shelf Awareness

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250217837
ISBN-10: 1250217830
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: July 28th, 2020
Pages: 144
Series: Monster and Boy