Bella and Monty A Hairy Scary Night by Alex T. Smith
  

Synopsis

Bella and Monty A Hairy Scary Night by Alex T. Smith

Bella and Monty are best friends. They love doing everything together. Unfortunately, Monty is petrified of absolutely everything, but thankfully Bella is as brave as brave can be and will help her friend overcome his fears. 'A reassuring tale to help children conquer their fears.' - Nursery World Alex T Smith is the World Book Day illustrator for 2014 and also the author of the internationally bestselling fiction series Claude, which was shortlisted for the Waterstone's prize and was part of the Richard and Judy Book Club. Follow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and https://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith

Reviews

Alex T Smith's illustrations accentuate this quirkiness and make every page a delight to pore over. BookBag The funky style of the pictures allows the story to playfully deal with the childhood fears. Junior Magazine Delightfully illustrated... recommended. School Librarian Inventive and reassuring story with zany pictures. Bournemouth Daily Echo A reassuring tale to help children conquer their fears. Nursery World

About the Author

Alex T. Smith

When Alex T. Smith was a little boy, he wanted to be a chef, a rabbit or a children’s book illustrator. Now, at the young age of 23, he has won awards for his art and has illustrated his first picture book, the acclaimed Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero and his second book, Home, is published in January 2009. Home is the first book that Alex has written and illustrated.

Whilst studying illustration at Coventry University, Alex won second prize in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration in 2006 and was highly commended for the same award in 2005. Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero was shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Award and Alex was longlisted for the Greenaway Medal 2009, an amazing accolade for such a new and young writer!

Alex lives in York with his wife and four very naughty, tiny dogs.

Here are some things that Alex likes to do in his spare time:

Watching films, especially French cinema and animated films.

Cooking. (He likes to read cook books like they are novels - straight through from cover to cover!)

Making small, hand sewn toys.

Looking after his pets and planning what other pets he will have when he has a bigger house!

He’s re-learning French (having only remembered random phrases and a collection of useless words from school!)

He loves looking in antique shops, vintage clothes shops and flea markets for treasures!

Keeping travel sketchbooks.

Walking in the woods.

Reading.

Drinking Red Bush Tea

He also likes people watching, eavesdropping, looking out of the window, doodling whilst on the phone, talking and taking his dogs for a walk in the park and having a go on the swings if no one is looking.

Photo credit: Dominic Turner

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Alex T. Smith
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Author's Website

alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk/

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

3rd June 2010

ISBN

9780340959848


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