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Children's Fiction Monsters

Monster and Boy: The Sister Surprise

by (author) Hannah Barnaby

illustrated by Anoosha Syed

Publisher
Square Fish
Initial publish date
Feb 2023
Category
Monsters
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781250217875
    Publish Date
    Jan 2022
    List Price
    $18.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781250853240
    Publish Date
    Feb 2023
    List Price
    $10.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4

Description

Monster and Boy are back for another adventure! And this time the best friends are in for a surprise: a sister surprise!
Ever since Monster (who sleeps under the bed) and Boy (who sleeps in the bed) met and became best friends, they've learned a lot about each other. So when Monster notices that Boy seems grumpy (Boy's mom has told him he's getting another baby sister), Monster decides to cheer his friend up. Together, they set out on a surprise adventure! But surprise: Boy's sister has tagged along. Together, they learn about how monster babies are born and get their names, before Boy and his sister find yet another surprise waiting for them back home.
Told with a warm, cozy voice, Hannah Barnaby's story is brought to life with adorable two-color illustrations by Anoosha Syed. Filled with adventure and humor, Monster and Boy: The Sister Surprise is a perfect chapter book for sharing with kids just aging out of picture books and for newly independent readers.

About the authors

Hannah Barnaby's profile page

Anoosha Syed is a Canadian freelance illustrator and character designer, based in Mississauga, Ontario. She graduated from Ceruleum; Ecole d'arts Visuels in Switzerland and currently works with Industrial Brothers as a character designer on an animated series. She finds inspiration for her art from mid-century design, animation, outer space, forests, japanese kawaii culture and vintage children books.

Anoosha Syed's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"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

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