A gorgeous story about learning to be brave and to face your fears with a smile instead of a frown. Sometimes it seems safer to hide behind a scary mask and try to frighten the monsters away. But snapping and snarling don't always work. This sensitive and perceptive story about the fear of the new is written by Janet A. Holmes, with stunning paper collage pictures by Daniella Germain. The perfect first day at school book for children who are a little bit nervous about starting in a new class.