Monster and Boy (Paperback)

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

Staff Reviews

I picked this book up to read a chapter or 2 and then found myself reading the whole thing! This book is silly and funny and unexpected. It begs to be read aloud and will be perfect to share at bedtime. Monster and Boy is quirky and sweet with fun action and a unique style.

— Johanna


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 Pakistani-Canadian illustrator based in Toronto. She has a passion for creating cute characters with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, and has illustrated many best-loved books for children. She is the illustrator of Bug Girl and Bug Girl: Fury on the Dance Floor, as well as I Am Perfectly Designed, written by Karamo Brown, and the Monster and Boy chapter book series, written by Hannah Barnaby.

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

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250791443
ISBN-10: 1250791448
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2021
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Monster and Boy