When I'm a Monster Like You, Dad by David O'Connell

When I'm a Monster Like You, Dad

Written by David O'Connell
Illustrated by Francesca Gambatesa


When I'm a Monster Like You, Dad by David O'Connell

Monstrous fun with Dad from an exciting new author and illustrator team!Every little monster wants to be just like daddy - big and strong and oh so scary! But while being a grown-up is fun, being small can be just as exciting, as little monster is about to find out...A joyous and heartwarming story of family love and playing together, from an exciting new pair of talents.

About the Author

David O'Connell

David O'Connell is a writer and illustrator living in London, UK. His favourite things to draw are monsters, naughty children (another type of monster), batty old ladies and evil cats! He loves comics too, and has had work published in anthologies such as Birdsong, Solipsistic Pop, Paper Science and Accent UK.

David is also the editor of ink+PAPER, a biannual anthology combining comics and the graphic arts.

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32 pages


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HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

2nd June 2016



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