Bedtime for Monsters (Hardcover)
A Picture Book
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805095098, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 17, 2012
Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Spanish (3/1/2012)
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!
About the Author
Ed Vere studied fine art at the Camberwell College of Arts, and his children's books have been published in both England and the United States. His books include Banana! and Bedtime for Monsters. Ed now lives in London, where he works from his studio, and is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles.
Praise For Bedtime for Monsters: A Picture Book…
“...an enjoyable goofy outing that will be widely enjoyed by kids and their monstrous, kissy grownups.” —BCCB
“Vere deftly uses the interplay between image and text to add humor and reassure readers that there is nothing to fear.” —Horn Book
“Vere carefully crafts suspense as the book progresses, amping up readers' excitement and anticipation before the slobbery (but not scary) finale.” —Publishers Weekly
“Share this cartoonish, mock-horror tale with the not-so-sleepy at bedtime or rely upon it as a superb storytime choice where all can have fun participating in the hilarious sound effects.” —Kirkus, starred
“With big, bold spreads and only two words ("Banana" and "Please"), Vere's (The Getaway) story about sharing packs impressive graphic force.” —Publishers Weekly on Banana!
“A lively title to share in a toddler storytime.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books on Banana!
“A fun choice for sharing with a group.” —School Library Journal on Banana!
“Minimalist text gains expression through varied punctuation and typeface, while speech balloons and other comic-book conventions (not to mention one spectacular simian tantrum) evoke a certain pigeon. Bold, expressive colors and exuberant lines characterize the artwork.” —Kirkus Reviews on Banana!