Monster Nanny by Tuutikki TolonenMonster Nanny by Tuutikki Tolonen

Monster Nanny

byTuutikki TolonenIllustratorPasi PitkanenTranslated byAnnira Silver

Hardcover | November 14, 2017

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The Hellman children must make do with a nanny while their mother is away at a spa. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster.&nbsp
&nbsp &nbsp &nbspGrah is hairy,&nbspdusty, 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.&nbspWith the parents away, the kids work together (between bickering) to figure out the mystery of the monsters.&nbsp
&nbsp &nbsp &nbspTolonen 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.
Tuutikki Tolonen is the author of several acclaimed children's books, as well as a creative writing teacher.  Monster Nanny  is her first middle grade novel.   Pasi Pitkanen has illustrated several books for children. He lives in Helsinki, Finland.
Title:Monster NannyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.07 inPublished:November 14, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544943546

ISBN - 13:9780544943544


Editorial Reviews

. . . a diverting and different read-aloud." - Kirkus " The upbeat tone, oddball details, and Pitkanen'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 "