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You probably know the feeling. You’re playing happily by yourself in the park, when you’re suddenly told, ‘Go and say hello to that little boy over there!’

But what if you don’t want to say hello? What if the little boy isn’t really a little boy at all? What if he’s a MONSTER in disguise?

Welcome to a weird and wonderful ‘what if?’ story where saying hello can lead to all sorts of surprising adventures...

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'A sophisticated take on the trope of making new friends … swarms across the page via Shearring’s bright, engagingly naive illustrations'

'A highly original and engaging story'
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'A delightful modern fable'
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Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 26.4 x 23.3 cm

Extent: 28 pp

Publication date: 18 October 2018

ISBN: 9780500651704

About the Author

Clémentine Beauvais is a Lecturer in Education at the University of York, and is the author of over ten children’s books.

Maisie Paradise Shearring is an acclaimed illustrator from Hull. In 2015 she won the International Award for Illustration at Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Thames & Hudson recently published her interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s classic story, The Happy Prince.