Even Monsters Need to Sleep by acclaimed author-illustrator team Lisa Wheeler and Chris Van Dusen puts a fresh and humorous spin on the classic bedtime story. Perfect for readers who enjoy How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? and other subversive bedtime tales.Read more...
Even Monsters Need to Sleep by acclaimed author-illustrator team Lisa Wheeler and Chris Van Dusen puts a fresh and humorous spin on the classic bedtime story. Perfect for readers who enjoy How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? and other subversive bedtime tales.
What do you do before you go to bed at night?
Bigfoot hugs his wooby extra tight, while aliens have pillow fights.
Nessie gets a drink, then swims down deep.
But in the end, everybody needs to sleep . . . even monsters
- ISBN-13: 9780062366405
- ISBN-10: 0062366408
- Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
- Publish Date: March 2017
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 4-8
- Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.2 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-01-02
- Reviewer: Staff
Cuddly, carefully painted monsters of every stripe are comforted by reliable nighttime rituals in this frisky but soothing bedtime story. When Bigfoot goes to bed each night,/ he hugs his wooby extra tight/ and leaves on just a little light./ Even Bigfoot needs to sleep, begins Wheeler (The Christmas Boot). A big, brown furball, Bigfoot wears a red union suit, clutches his wooby (a blue bunny), and nabs a firefly in a jar for a nightlight before bedding down in a tree. Subsequent spreads feature aliens in footie pajamas, a braces-wearing dragon who cant stop chattering, and a troll whose big-boy bed is by a brook,/ tucked inside a comfy nook./ Nanny reads his favorite book (its The Three Billy Goats Gruff, of course), among other creatures. Van Dusen (President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath) imagines a frame for the story, too, as a blue monster child holds her two-headed doll while her father reads to her then checks for children under the bed. The book is sure to do the trick at bedtime, and its gentle enough even for readers who find monsters intimidating. Ages 48. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Mar.)