Monster Hands

“A thrilling tale of bravery, friendship, and the power of signing”—Kirkus, Starred Review

Coming May 7th 2024!
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By Karen Kane and Jonaz McMillan
Illustrated by Dion MBD
Nancy Paulson Books, May 2024

One night just before bedtime…
Milo read a book about
a monster under the bed.
Milo should not have read that book.

Monsters under the bed are scary, but luckily, Milo’s best friend, Mel, knows just what to do—scare the monster more than the monster scares you!

Using shadow puppets on the wall, Milo and Mel make monster hands that roar, chomp, and even laugh to scare the monster away. But uh-oh! What if the monster thinks this is funny? This is NOT funny! Together, Milo and Mel hatch a plan to scare the monster away once and for all. When they’ve at last vanquished the monster, Milo knows there’s one more thing monster hands can do—hug the friend who helped him weather his fears.

Accompanied by warm, luminous art that features rhyming ASL words, this fun and interactive soon-to-be bedtime favorite will not only delight and empower children facing a common bedtime fear, but also provide much needed comfort.