July/August 2021 Kids Indie Next List
“This is literally the cutest stinking graphic novel I’ve read since Bug Boys. It’s like Studio Ghibli mixed with My Little Pony and I LOVE IT ALL! Such cute little creatures and a great story about friendship, being honest with yourself and others, and facing your fears.”
— Lauren Nopenz Fairley, Curious Iguana, Frederick, MD
Two friends: one big, one little. One old, one young. One grumpy, one cheerful. Both: MONSTERS! From the author of Crabapple Trouble comes a sweet and fun-filled chapter-book graphic novel, with a charming cast of adorable monsters.
Reggie's plan is to spend the whole summer brooding over his latest adventure gone wrong. But his friendly and curious neighbor, Emily, won't let him sit alone and unhappy in his house forever! Despite their differences, these two monsters make the perfect pair of explorers. And with a map to make, a beach party to plan, and a sea monster to find, Reggie will have to learn to talk about his feelings and let new friends in!
With bright, gorgeous art by Kaeti Vandorn, Monster Friends features the cutest, fuzziest monsters you've ever seen.
About the Author
Kaeti Vandorn is a children's illustrator and comic artist who likes friendly monsters and playing with color. She also enjoys fantasy adventure stories. Monster Friends is Kaeti's second graphic novel. Kaeti can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @proteidaes.
“A winning tale of an unlikely friendship that will appeal to imaginative kids who love to daydream about adventures.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“This appealing, candy-colored treat offers a winning friendship and gentle encouragement.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A sweetly encouraging look at the way friendship can mend heart and soul.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review