The fourth title in Daisy Hirst's popular and playful Natalie and Alphonse series featuring two adorable monster siblings.
Natalie and Alphonse are staying the night at Granny’s house – and putting on their own play! There will be red curtains, lights, and even yoghurt with sprinkles in the interval. But when Natalie tells Alphonse he can’t have a ticket and be in the show, well, Alphonse wants to go home! Granny knows just what to do... After a cosy night's sleep and a breakfast of pancakes, Natalie and Alphonse are excited to welcome Mum and Dad to their very special and marvellous theatrical performance!

From the award-winning Daisy Hirst comes a reassuring and hugely enjoyable story about a very first sleepover with Granny, and wonderfully creative and imaginative play between adorable and funny monster siblings.


Daisy Hirst studied English and Creative Writing at Warwick University and Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art before becoming an author-illustrator. She is the creator of Hilda and the Runaway Baby; Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!, which has been translated into over twelve different languages worldwide; I Do Not Like Books Anymore! and The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head, which was awarded an Ezra Jack Keats Honor, shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize, and selected as The Times' Children's Book of the Week. As well as creating picture books, Daisy has also made a series of board books for babies and toddlers. Monster Food was selected by Scottish BookTrust. Find her online at and on Twitter and Instagram as @Deenface.

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