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Children's Fiction Monsters

The Not-So-Scary Monster

by (author) Valérie Fontaine

illustrated by Fanny Berthiaume

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Aug 2023
Monsters, Humorous Stories, Bedtime & Dreams
Recommended Age
3 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2023
    List Price

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A monster meets his match in this frighteningly funny picture book by Valérie Fontaine and Fanny Berthiaume.


With his shiny fangs and his sharp claws, Bigtooth is one scary monster! Nothing makes him happier than frightening small children in the night. No child is a match for him, until the night he comes to Bravetown and discovers that his usual tricks aren’t having the same effect. What’s a not-so-scary monster to do?

About the authors

VALÉRIE FONTAINE est une auteure-enseignante-maman. Toujours un pied dans l’imaginaire, elle écrit et note du matin au soir. On ne sait pas si elle invente ses drôles d’histoires pendant qu’elle danse en cuisinant, par contre on sait qu’elle dévorerait bien des livres pour souper.


VALÉRIE FONTAINE is an author-teacher-mother. Always imagining, she writes and takes notes from morning to night. We don’t know if she invents funny stories while she dances and cooks, but we do know that she consumes books for dinner.

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FANNY BERTHIAUME est une illustratrice et une artiste en développement visuel de Montréal. Elle travaille avec des studios d’animation, des éditeurs et d’autres entreprises de création.



As a child, FANNY BERTHIAUME's favourite things were reading, drawing and exploring nature. As an adult she combines those loves to create colourful, magical books for children. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.


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