There's a sea monster under Sophie's bed. He's small and blue, and is also a terrible singer. Worst of all, it turns out that he's afraid to come out! Sophie decides to coax the shy monster out into the world, and when they share many adventures together, they both forget to be afraid. Michael Martchenko's bright, colourful and energetic artwork is the perfect complement to award-winning author Don Gillmor's tale. This wonderfully crafted and whimsical story touches on real childhood issues, and features a spunky heroine sure to become a favourite friend for young readers.
Don Gillmor is an award-winning author of children's picture books. Don is also an acclaimed writer for adults, with six National Magazine Awards and three Author's Awards to his credit. His adult books include Canada: A People's History and The Desire of Every Living Thing. This is his first book for Scholastic.