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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Monster and Boy

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!

With the super sweet bond between Monster and Boy at its heart, this illustrated chapter book has just the right balance of friendship, adventure, and monster fun. Told with a warm, cozy voice, these books are perfect for sharing with kids just aging out of picture books, and for newly independent readers.

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    • Monster and Boy

    • Monster and Boy (Volume 1)
      Hannah Barnaby; illustrations by Anoosha Syed
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • 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.

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Hannah Barnaby

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 picture books, including Bug Girl, I Am Perfectly Designed and Bilal Cooks Daal. Anoosha also has worked as a freelance character designer, with studios that include Disney JR and Dreamworks TV.

Anoosha Syed

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.

Anoosha Syed