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Goodnight, Little Monster [Kindle Edition]

Bonnie Leick , Helen Ketteman
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (470 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Little Monster needs to get ready for bed. That means howling at the moon, scrubbing his scales, getting into his creepy PJs, and enjoying a nice snack before bed: worm juice and baked beetle bread. And, of course, Little Monster’s mother is nearby to tuck Little Monster into bed and turn on his night-light—because even little monsters can be afraid of the dark. Bonnie Leick’s soft, child-friendly illustrations rendered in watercolor bring a new and quiet twist to the evening’s bedtime ritual. Sweet dreams, Little Monster!


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From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2–Bedtime rituals, monster-style. In the tub, Little Monster scrubs his scales and his mom picks all the bugs off his "cute, furry ears." His bedtime snack includes worm juice and baked beetle bread. He brushes his fangs and chooses a book to cuddle up with. While the text is quite fun to read, it is the watercolor illustrations that steal the show. Each page is filled with kid-friendly monster details such as a toothbrush with a bone handle, spider pj's, a tub with real claw feet, an eyeball night-light, and, of course, bats and mice all around. Take a standard "getting ready for bed" picture book, add in a good dose of Halloween monster stuff, and you get this delightful tale. A fun storytime or anytime book for all but the most sensitive child.Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH
© Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From the Author

When I was little, I was SURE a monster lived under my bed, and I was always a little bt scared.  As I grew up, I realized there were no monsters under the bed (or in the closet, either!)  But I know that many children share this same fear.  So I wrote Goodnight, Little Monster to make monsters seems less threatening - at the same time trying to get children to look at this situation from a different point of view.  What if a little monster was afraid there was something under HIS bed?  Something creepy, like maybe scary children?  My hope is that this fun little bedtime story, where the little monster goes through many of the same bedtime rituals many children do, will help kids be a little less afraid of what MAY be under the bed.

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great monster tale for the littlest monsters August 5, 2010
Format:School & Library Binding
Halloween time is coming soon, and even the smallest kids like to feel that they can participate in all the monstery fun, so I am always looking for good read alouds that can give just the barest hint of the scary or gross without being...well...scary or gross. This book certainly fits the bill.

Goodnight, Little Monster depicts a child and mother monster as they go through their bedtime routine of bath, pajamas, stories and snacks. The charm in this one lies in moments such as when the mom reassures her little monster that no "scary children" are lurking under his bed, or makes him a snack of "worm juice and baked beetle bread." The rhymes here are all extremely well written and flow nicely. If I have one criticism, and it's a small one, it's that some of the rhymes are a little overly sweet for my taste. They do provide a nice counterpoint to the illustrations however, so maybe that's the whole point.

The illustrations in this book are outstanding. Make no mistake, this little monster is very cute! This is a solid storytime selection because of the nice read aloud flow, but will also work well for one on one sharing because of the richly detailed illustrations that will prompt lots of requests for re reads as kids will not want to miss all the bugs, spiders, bowls of eyeballs, and bats. A great choice for any monster fan, with an ending message that assures the little monster that "With Mama nearby, you'll be safe through the night." Great stuff.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick read September 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Nice short bed-time story. My son likes short colorful books to read while stalling bedtime, so this is the perfect little story.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book May 23, 2013
By AA
Format:Kindle Edition
As an educator and parent I like to read short books, interesting and educational for my children and my nephews.
I found this book suitable! The book explains clearly in simple words and beautiful illustrations the story content. It is important for children to learn from a young age to read interesting and positive things, while hearing when the parent reads it or first reading.
It is especially important today, when children spend time playing games and using the computer to read, and see the story on the Kindle or tablet, it adds an important skill that causes the child want to read more books.
A nice addition to this book is short and charming story about a cute puppy who is looking for how to ask for food.Children's Book: Lucky The Forgetful Puppy (Colorful Children's Books Collection)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story! February 23, 2013
By Emily
Format:Kindle Edition
The illustrations in this book are beautiful. The poetry is cute and it'd be a good book to read children who might be afraid of monsters
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I like the book March 17, 2014
By noeld6
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a cool book. I think it's cute. It was short. Had fun reading and looking at the pictures. 7 year old boy review
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed with this children's book August 13, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Didn't think this book offered much more than your standard goodnight story. My daughter thought the pictures were scary. I downloaded this book through Prime thinking that she would be able to read it on her own, but the font made this difficult. I appreciate the effort that went into making this book, however I was happy to return it and will not check it out again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute, but doesn't flow well May 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm not sure what it is, but the story seems a bit difficult to read out loud. It seems a bit forced I'm glad I didn't pay much for it. However, the illustrations are great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great children's ebook April 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
We love this ebook. The story is fun and engaging, showing a little monster getting ready for bed. The rhymes are lovely and the story is clever (the little monster drinks beetle juice and worries about children under his bed). It's a great bedtime story. But it's also a wonderful ebook. The formatting makes for smooth page transitions, text that gets larger when you tap it and beautiful artwork that fills the screen. I'd love to find more children's ebooks in exactly this style!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Diego loves it
I'm five years old and I love this book. I like how cute little monster is. He is a cutie.
Published 3 days ago by Ivonne
5.0 out of 5 stars Great illustrations
My niece had a monster theme for her baby shower - and this was a perfect addition. The pictures are drawn wonderfully and it reads nice. Read more
Published 7 days ago by L. Cormier
5.0 out of 5 stars son loves it
He liked it because of the little monster. He was so cute and funny. The story was very cute. And cool.
Published 13 days ago by Cindy Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little story!
Great short read! My little one loves the monster and it works well with the bedtime routine! Great bedtime story!
Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favorites!
The loveliest bed time story and just enough suspense for my little monsters ;)

Illustration was equally as amazing. Read more
Published 15 days ago by wrightfam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great bedtime book for kids
My son loves the monster theme and the illustrations are fantastic! The Kindle version is awesome for reading at night and he loves to zoom in on the text. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Kevin E Carroll
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful bedtime story
It is beautifully illustrated and clearly shows all the activities you do with your kid before bedtime. My boy loves it!
Published 1 month ago by Monik
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful little book
Our young one doesn't really follow the story yet but he loves the colorful pictures. I love how well they're illustrated. Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Whiteside
4.0 out of 5 stars Goodnight little monster
My daughter enjoyed the book and all the colors in this book. This was very easy to understand and my daughter loved it too.
Published 1 month ago by Christina A. Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars cute little story
I love reading this to my son. He has enjoyed this story for the past 2 years and he never tires of it.
Published 1 month ago by J. Armstrong
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