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Simone: The Best Monster Ever!

by (author) Remy Simard

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
May 2017
General, Humorous Stories, Monsters, Friendship
Recommended Age
5 to 8
Recommended Grade
k to 4
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price

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Simone is a sweet, rosy-cheeked little girl. Morris is a green, googly-eyed monster. When Simone enters Morris’s world, she strikes terror in monsters’ hearts! Here, the rules are turned upside down—flowers, puppies, and good behavior are the stuff of nightmares, and all things scary and icky are adored.

Each page in this comics collection tells a different mini-story featuring Simone and Morris in four to six panels. Despite (and often because of) their differences, they have hilarious adventures together. Bold, vibrant cartoon art and speech bubbles with plenty of sound effects make punchlines simple to grasp. Single-page stories feature various seasons, holidays, activities, sports, and school, making this a fun, relatable pick for emergent readers seeking an entry point to graphic novels.

About the author


RÉMY SIMARD est une figure importante du monde québécois de l’édition. Il est à la fois bédéiste, illustrateur et auteur d’albums et de romans pour la jeunesse. Il a aussi dirigé une maison d’édition consacrée à la bande dessinée avant de travailler comme directeur de collection jeunesse. Rémy vit à Montréal, au Québec.


Rémy Simard has illustrated many books for children. He is also the author of a series of graphic novels which is being adapted for television. Rémy has been shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award and is well known and regarded for his comic style. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.


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Editorial Reviews

"Each page contains a three- to five-panel comic that wraps itself up nicely with an obvious punchline... A good choice for beginning readers or as an introduction to graphic novels."


"The comic strip presentation is quick and does not require a lot of patience for young children as the storylines, while consistent with a theme, change rapidly from each comic to the other."

Canadian Review of Materials

"Sure to be a hit with elementary-aged jokesters, monsters and humans alike."

School Library Journal

"Knee-slappers galore for fans of alimentary and other mildly transgressive gags."

Kirkus Reviews

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