by Laura Kate Dale, Illustrated by Ang Hui Qing
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Nisha's monster follows her everywhere. It used to be small, but recently her monster has begun to grow. And as her monster gets bigger and bigger, Nisha feels more and more unlike herself.
When people refer to her as a boy, or when she tries to hide her true gender identity, Nisha's dysphoria monster grows larger and larger. Until, one day, Nisha meets Jack - a trans man - who shows Nisha how she can shrink her dysphoria monster back down to size.
This touching story is the perfect book for discussing gender dysphoria with children, explaining what it is and how they and their families can deal with it. It also includes an accompanying guide for parents with further information about gender dysphoria, terminology, and first-hand examples of the author's own experiences.
"This adorable story perfectly illustrates what it's like to be a trans child. Even my dysphoria monster approves! Often kid's books rely on outdated stereotypes to explain trans issues. This beautifully illustrated, age appropriate trans themed book is a breath of fresh air. This story will tickle the imaginations of all children while helping them to understand what it's like to grow up as trans. My new favourite children's book! --Fox Fisher, author of the Trans Survival Workbook
"This book will speak to and delight trans children of various experience. A charming book for trans kids and those seeking to build understanding." --Kirkus
About the Contributors:
Laura Kate Dale is a queer trans woman and author, who uses She / Her pronouns. Laura lives near London, UK, with her cat Smudge, and her wife Jane. When Laura isn't writing she loves to play roller derby, and play video games with her friends.
Ang Hui Qing is an illustrator and vis dev artist based in Malaysia and Bristol.