Review: Pebble and Wren

Author/Artist: Chris Hallbeck
Publisher: HarperCollins US
Released: May 3, 2023
Received: NetGalley

Book Summary:

We’ve all heard the story of the monster that lives under your bed. But what if the monster only wanted to be your friend? Enter Pebble and Wren. Wren is a sweet little girl whose best friend just happens to be a monster named Pebble.

Wren is working hard to teach Pebble about the human world, but that takes work. After all, you weren’t born understanding everything about our world, right?

My Review:

I can’t get over how cute Pebble and Wren is. If you’re looking for a light and endearing read, choose Pebble and Wren. It’s basically a modern version of the ‘monsters that can be our friends’ trope, but with a few original twists.

The core of this story is the strong bond between Pebble and Wren. They’re so very different (obviously), yet they’re fast friends. More than that, their story proves that they can move mountains if they work together. I love that message.


  • Middle Grade
  • Graphic Novel
  • Endearing Monster

Thanks to HarperCollins US and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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