JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
Milo and Monty are very different dogs. Monty enjoys hugs and noisy playtimes, but Milo prefers to avoid people and hide in a cosy, quiet space. One day, during a family reunion, Milo finds cousin Henry is hiding in his special space. Like Milo, Henry finds hugs uncomfortable, dislikes loud noises, and has a favourite toy that he takes everywhere. A heartwarming story about family and the small changes we can make to accommodate the needs of others.
Roxana de Rond is a freelance illustrator with a passion for drawing people and dogs. After years of moving between the States and the UK, she settled in Cambridge. Cambridge proves to be an inspirational place to live with its buildings, green spaces, history and interesting inhabitants.
In 2016 Roxana graduated with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. Her book Monty and Mortimer was highly commended for the Macmillan prize and is now being published with Child’s Play under the new name Monty and Milo.
Whilst doing her MA, she turned idle people-watching into stories told with just a few strokes of pen and ink and gouache. These stories are often every day events infused with humour and reflecting a sense of contentment.