From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2—This lively story meets nighttime fears head-on with the right mix of silliness and reassurance. Tucked into bed with Teddy by his side, a young boy closes his eyes and thinks about tomorrow's adventures until…there's a "bump" in the closet. Billy tries to be brave, but ends up under the bed. A "blue, bumping, bouncing, bellowing monster" appears and playfully grabs the teddy bear, but quickly returns it when the boy bursts into tears. Billy's fears are calmed, and the two become friends. Back in bed, Billy hears another "bump," but it's only the dog and he's definitely not afraid, "No-siree, Bob!" The acrylic-on-wood illustrations create the perfect mood for this appealing bedtime story. When the lights go out, the artwork glows in eerie moonlit blues. Objects have rounded edges and give comfort in the other-world quality of night. The placement of large and small illustrations enhances the text and accentuates the antics of the energetic boy and his new friend. Billy's Elvis-like hair, huge eyes, and expressive mouth make him a character to love. Children will find humor in the contrast between his courageous intentions and cowering actions. An excellent addition to nightstands and library shelves.—Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH
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Eddie Hemingway banishes the nighttime jitters. A monster of a good time. -- Maira Kalman
Edward has created a character that is so full of warmth and fun...I adore this sweet book BUMP! -- Mariel Hemingway
Hemingway's tongue-in-cheek text keeps the action moving along and adds a touch of humor. -- Kirkus