Monster Friends: (A Graphic Novel) (Hardcover)

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Monster Friends is exactly what I want in a graphic novel. Reggie and Emily are a perfect pair of friends, balancing each other's strengths and weaknesses flawlessly. They are the kind of friends everyone should aspire to be and hope to have. The artwork is utterly delightful, and reveals so much about the characters' "monstrous" natures. The adventures that Reggie and Emily have (and they're quite spectacular!) are, at least in my mind, secondary to the evolution of their friendship, and the way they change as a result of knowing each other. This is a book that will resonate with so many people, and the fact that it's shelved in the kids' room should in no way discourage adults from picking it up.

--Lucinda, Longfellow Books

— From Lucinda Recommends!

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.

Praise For…

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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781984896827
ISBN-10: 1984896822
Publisher: Random House Graphic
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English