Bella and Monty: A Hairy Scary Night

Alex T. Smith

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Hodder Children's Books


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.

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Alex T Smith's illustrations accentuate this quirkiness and make every page a delight to pore over.


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