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MR Underbed

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  12 reviews

An irresistible bedtime tale, reissued with all-new illustrations

Jim wonders what to dowhenashaggy blue head popsup from underhis bed and complains about having to sleep on a hard floor.He kindly allowsthe monsterinto the bed, but he was not prepared forthe monster's snoring. As heinvestigates other places in his room to sleep, he finds each spot is home to its ownnight

Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Trafalgar Square Publishing (first published January 1st 1986)
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Todays book is the perfect choice for bedtime, especially for kids who have trouble coping with the dark and especially with the idea that perhaps there are alien monsters lurking about under the bed. The illustrations are truly amazing and the monsters depicted are polite, friendly and really quite adorable. The illustrations drive the text and give a great sense of calm and peace as the monsters smile, interact with Jim and curl up in his bed for the night. Just as he is about to doze off he h ...more
Suzy Platt
My 3 year old daughter loved this book and all the characters in it. I bought it for her as she says every bedtime that certain noises scare her and I thought it might help her. She loved it so much that she now wants all the characters to jump in her bed for a big cuddle! Success!
Shanshad Whelan
Cute, but without a real cohesive story arc. I'm left wondering what our little boy is going to do with all these critters wanting to use the bed instead of their usual haunts. I thought he might opt for under the bed himself and find it comfy, but that isn't what happened and the critters don't seem to notice that the boy is sleeping on the hard cold floor. The illustrations are lively, but the story and writing just doesn't add up to a satisfying story!
Our least favorite of our Riddell books the redone illustrations are great but the story isn't as good.
The kids love this story so much and it is a keeper. Reading it again and again is never a bore.
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
This one fell a bit flat for me. I have seen others that work more for this concept.
Husnah Naim
This book is ideal for bedtime reading. I really like the monsters. They are adorable!
Cute. Didn't explain whether they were real or not. Loved the illustrations.
Awesome illustrations in this updated edition!
I classic from years ago, love it.
Apr 20, 2011 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-new
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Chris Riddell was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where his father was an Anglican priest and a member of the ANC. The family moved to England in 1963, when Riddell was one year old, and he spent his childhood in a number of different locations, as his father moved between parishes. Both of Riddell's parents continued to be active in the anti-apartheid movement.

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