Bedtime for Monsters

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I find that kids are either in the ‘thrill-seeker’ category or they are absolutely not. One of my sons is a definite thrill-seeker and will always ask to for the scariest movies, books and experiences. He once said to me (after a terrifying bit in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) “It’s scary Mum, but I like the way it makes my heart feel!” – a five-year-old’s first taste of the adrenalin pumping perhaps?!

If you have a child who likes to flirt with the dark, monsters and all things toe-curling, grab a copy of Ed Vere’s latest book, Bedtime for Monsters.

It’s the story of a monster who is looking for a bedtime snack. You quickly learns that the snack the monster is looking for is you! With each page, the monster gets closer and closer – his tummy rumbles, he wonders if he has packed his knife and fork, the stairs creak and the monster licks his lips as he reaches for your bedroom door…

I don’t normally give away the ending of a story but in this case, parents can rest assured that all this monster wants is a gigantic goodnight kiss!

The illustrations are fun – the goofy looking monster takes the edge off the text but the highlight is the page-by-page suspense. Check out the video clip below where Lee Ingleby of Cbeebees reads Bedtime for Monsters.

Buy Bedtime for Monsters at Book Depository for $12.31 including delivery. And if you need to take out some ‘monster insurance’, check out our previous post on the monster bomb.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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