Monster Nanny (Hardcover)

By Tuutikki Tolonen, Pasi Pitkanen (Illustrator), Annira Silver (Translated by)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544943544, 304pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

The Hellman children must make dowith a nanny while their mother is away at a spa. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster. 
     Grah is hairy, dusty, and doesn't talk. When the siblings discover that other neighborhood kids have been left with similar creatures, they start to wonder where the monsters came from. With the parents away, the kids work together (between bickering) to figure out the mystery of the monsters. 
     Tolonen seamlessly intertwines contemporary life with a world full of strange creatures. Monster Nanny is at once a refreshing change of pace and a return to timeless adventure.
  


About the Author

Tuutikki Tolonen is the author of several acclaimed children’s books, many of which she has written in collaboration with writer Eppu Nuotio. She has also written plays and academic articles. In addition to her work as a writer she teaches creative writing. Monster Nanny (Tammi 2015), the first title in a series, is her first middle-grade novel.


Praise For Monster Nanny

". . . a diverting and different read-aloud." —Kirkus

"
The upbeat tone, oddball details, and Pitkänen’s humorous b&w cartoons combine to create a strange but entertaining romp that will surprise readers at every turn." —Publishers Weekly

"
The first in a duology, Tuutikki’s book won the Arvid Lydecken prize in Finland and will have wide appeal among young readers. Within its pages, children outsmart adults, sense the vulnerable emotions of the monsters, and come to depend upon themselves and new friends. Loose-lined ink illustrations add extra humor to this imaginative fantasy, and plentiful dialogue makes it prime for reading aloud." — Booklist