Maia and the Monster Baby (Hardcover)

By Elizabeth Winthrop, Amanda Haley (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823425181, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2012

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

Maia and her best friend, who happens to be a monster, are both becoming big sisters. This is NOT good news! When Mom tells Maia their new baby will be her best friend, Maia is skeptical. Then Maia's baby and the Monster's baby are born. Though they gurgle, growl, scream, and spit, they eventually win their way into their big sisters' hearts. Nonetheless, Maia and the Monster agree: "WE are the friends. THEY are the babies."


About the Author

Elizabeth Winthrop is the author of books for all ages. The "Battle for the Castle" was nominated for several state awards, the "The Castle in the Attic," a prequel to "The Battle for the Castle," was nominated for twenty-four state awards and won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, the California Young Reader's Medal, and was named a Children's Choice by the International Reading Association.

Amanda Haley has written and illustrated picture books and easy readers as well as designed paper goods and stationery. Booklist praised her "large, sweet, colorful" illustrations for Reading to Peanut by Leda Schubert. She lives in Ohio.