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About The Book

A little monster, caught in the middle of a boisterous monster family, tries to find a way to be seen in this whimsically sweet and quirky picture book from the author of Henny and Peddles.

For Bub, it’s not easy being the middle child in his little monster family—especially such a noisy and busy one: Maw and Paw can be very loud, his big sister Bernice is good at everything, and everyone has to pay attention to The Baby. No one has time for Bub. But the day comes when Bub decides to take charge, and suddenly things change in a very magical little monster way! What happens next keeps his family guessing, until Bub sees that it might not be so bad being in the middle, after all.

About The Author

Photography by Kelsey Clanton

Elizabeth Rose Stanton began her picture book writing and illustrating adventure a few years ago, after a brief career as an architect, and long career as a parent and fine artist. Her debut book, Henny, was awarded an American Library Association Booklist star and was named as one of the best books of 2014 for children by The New York Public Library. School Library Journal called her second book, Peddles, “quietly wonderful,” and the illustrations, “a thing of beauty.” Elizabeth grew up New York and now lives in Seattle with her husband and a trio of Scottish Fold cats.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 2018)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481487573
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

Raves and Reviews

"Downright charming pencil-and-watercolor illustrations establish Stanton as an artistic talent to watch." Kirkus 

– Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2017

"How satisfying. This lovely story will appeal to readers—especially poor, neglected middle monsters" -- .Booklist

– Booklist, Nov 1, 2017

"Stanton’s deft pencil and watercolor drawings depict an adorable set of monsters in various homey situations." -- School LIbrary Journal

– School Library Journal, December 1, 2017

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