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Monsters in My Maths Book Released August 2nd.

MONSTERS IN MY MATHS BOOK
BY RUSS BROWN AND JAMIE COSLEY
A MONSTROUS NEW CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK (AGES 5-7).
FROM THE CREATORS OF ‘THE MECHANICS OF MECHANICSVILLE’

RELEASED AUGUST 2ND 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Matthew James Publishing is excited to announce that Monsters in my Maths Book will be released on August 2nd, 2016 in both paperback and e-book formats. Another fantastic children’s picture book by transatlantic author and illustrator duo Russ Brown and Jamie Cosley, Monsters… will also be the first title to be published under Matthew James’ new children’s literature imprint Tiny Tree.

Monsters in my Maths Book is the story of a little boy who is followed by Monsters wherever he goes. They surround him at school and come with him on the bus home. He just can’t escape until one day he discovers the one thing that makes all monsters disappear – friendship!

“Monsters in my Maths book is for all of those children who feel they don’t quite fit,” says author Russ Brown. “It highlights that in our differences we are the same. The monsters in this book may not look like yours, but I’m fairly certain we all have them.”

This charming and colourful children’s book is the second Brown & Cosley title to be published by Matthew James, following the success of The Mechanics of Mechanicsville (2015). Publisher James Shaw is excited to work with Russ and Jamie on another book: “The work Russ and Jamie do is fantastic. It’s so vibrant and the stories they tell are so important. Their work is excellent and we’re excited to have them as a part of the Matthew James family and to make Monsters in my Maths Book the first book to be published under our new children’s literature imprint Tiny Tree”.

A primary school teacher in Barrow-In-Furness, Russ Brown has written several children’s books including 2014’s The Field Feud (also published by Matthew James) and the New York Times Bestseller Poppy’s Planet. Jamie Cosley is an acclaimed illustrator who has recently worked with the Star Wars™ franchise for Topps Trading Cards amongst other high profile projects.

Of the book, Russ says: “This was a direct result of working with a young boy who had a challenging educational need, so it lies very close to my heart. He constantly got into trouble and his work and behaviour never reflected how intelligent he was. One day he said to me: “I love school Mr.Brown but as soon as I put pen to paper my monsters come to play”. I immediately saw his everyday struggles as monsters and so the book was born.”

Monsters in my Maths Book is released on August 2nd, 2016. If you have any press enquiries, want a copy for review or would like to interview with either Russ or Jamie, please email – a.barlow@matthewjamespublishing.com.