Maia and the Monster Baby by Elizabeth Winthrop

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Maia and her best friend, who happens to be a monster, are both becoming big sisters. This is NOT good news! When Mom tells Maia their new baby will be her best friend, Maia is skeptical. Then Maia's baby and Monster's baby are born. Though they gurgle, growl, scream, and spit, they eventually win their way into their big sisters' hearts. Nonetheless, Maia and the Monster agree: "WE are the friends. THEY are the babies."


About Elizabeth Winthrop

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Author Elizabeth Winthrop grew up in Washington, D. C., and has written over 50 works of fiction for all ages. She has won numerous awards including the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the Pen Syndicated Fiction Award, the California Young Readers Medal and the Jane Addams Peace Prize Honor Book. Many of her children's books are based on her childhood memories and the experiences of her children and other children she has talked to. Her book Belinda's Hurricane is based on the time she lived through a hurricane with her grandmother on an island off the coast of Connecticut. I Think He Likes Me is based on her daughter's reaction to her younger brother when he was brought home from the hospital. Her most popular books are The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle. Amanda Haley has written and illustrated picture books and easy readers as well as designed paper goods and stationery for Target. She lives in Virginia.
Published July 1, 2012 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Maia and her lovable monster delight each night in spirited play until they lose their status as their parents' only offspring.

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