From the winner of The Great British Baking Show and star of Nadiya's Time to Eat comes a heartfelt story to help give children and parents the tools they need to talk about worries and anxiety.
A touching story about a little boy whose worry monster follows him everywhere he goes. It's there when he gets dressed, when he wants to play with his toys, and even when his friends come over to visit. How can he escape his worries?
Having struggled with anxiety for as long as she can remember, Nadiya Hussain has written this heartfelt story to ensure that no child suffers in silence—no matter what shape their worry monster may take.
March 2, 2021
Up to Kindergarten
NADIYA HUSSAIN’s delicious bakes and sparkling personality made her a hugely popular winner of The Great British Baking Show. She is the author of Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story
, which was shortlisted for a British Book Award, and its follow-ups, Bake Me a Festive Story
and Bake Me a Celebration Story
. She has also published cookbooks and novels for adults, and has many television series to her name, including The Chronicles of Nadiya
, Nadiya’s Asian Odyssey
, Nadiya’s Family Favourites
, Nadiya’s Time to Eat
, and Nadiya Bakes
Follow her at nadiyahussain.com and @BegumNadiya.
ELLA BAILEY is a freelance illustrator based in Nottingham in the UK. Since graduating with a degree in illustration from Falmouth University, Ella has worked with Simon and Schuster UK and Flying Eye Books, as well as Magma for Laurence King.
You can find her at ellabailey.co.uk.
Praise for My Monster and Me
* "This accessible tale will empower children to identify and speak about their worries.... Charming and effective."—Kirkus Reviews
, starred review
"What a sweet, accessible way to bring a conversation about panic attacks into a child’s understanding! [...] Hussain, who won The Great British Bake Off
, seems to understand children just as much as cooking, granting them a path to coping, without ever belitting the sources of their fear."—School Library Journal