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Preview — Bedtime For Monsters by Ed Vere
Bedtime For Monsters
In this hilarious bedtime story, a monster is licking his lips . . . maybe he’s thinking about eating a bedtime snack? And what if that snack just happened to be you? Gulp! He’s getting closer and closer . . . and his tummy is rumbling really loudly. But all this monster actually wants is a sloppy monster-sized goodnight kiss!
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Reminded me of both When a Monster is Born and Going on a Bear Hunt. Some children will definitely be too stressed by the idea of a monster on its way to their door to enjoy this at all, but the kids who make it through to the end of the story might wind up with a story they can enjoy re-reading and practicing their I-don't-have-to-worry-it's-just-a-book skills.
Would be fun to pull out for a Valentine storytime.
Children everywhere are sure to be nervous, if not scared, as they contemplate a monster coming for them at bedtime. However, the silly ending will have kids shrieking in fits of giggles instead of fits of terror. As a monster travels through the land to get to the reader, his intentions are not scary- just loving!
The pictures in this book seem to come right out of a c ...more
Supposing monsters existed, do you think one might be thinking about you? And supposing this monster is, do you think maybe he's thinking about eating you up? A fun cumulative tale for kids that love to get scared.
There is definitely a proper way to read this story to your kids. Do NOT read it in a bone chilling voice. Do NOT distance yourself from them as you read it. But DO tickle and keep your child near as you read and play along with the story. The reassuring ending can sh ...more
The monsters are the right combo of cute and scary.
And the tension is built up really well!
There's some great words to say in this one too,
some great sound effects even.
I think I was let down a little bit by the ending.
I have to admit I didn't see it coming, and thought it was very clever.
But I wasn't entirely satisfied.
That said, I think kids will really like it though.
It's funny and they'll giggle thinking about this monster coming after them!