A sweet and reassuring picture book for toddlers having a hard time getting to grips with new things.
When Louis moves house he settles in quickly, running from room to room and shouting into all the empty cupboards. But on his first night in the new house Louis hears a monster crying under his bed. The monster is sad and frightened about all the noise that the new family is making so Louis holds his hand and reassures him. Then when Louis has to be brave and meet all the children in the playground for the first time, he finds that encouraging the monster to be brave really helps him a lot too.
Eleanor Taylor lives in Wareham, Dorset with her family. She is a long-term contributor to the Bloomsbury list and this is her second bookfor us that she has written and illustrated. Eleanor won an English Award for the best picture book for Run, Rabbit, Run.
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