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Goodnight, Little Monster by [Leick, Bonnie, Ketteman, Helen]
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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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 6424 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 076145683X
  • Publisher: Two Lions (April 13, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 13, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007TXVA7S
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,131 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By J.Prather TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 5, 2010
Format: Hardcover
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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This is a relatively cute book, carrying the monster "theme" through the text and the illustrations very well. However, this also means that the illustrations lean towards the creepy and gross side of things, which should be kept in mind if you have a child who doesn't really like bugs, monster claws and teeth, etc. Other than the spiders everywhere, I thought it was a great bit of continuity (and creativity), and really enjoyed the monster specific portion of the Little Monster's bedtime routine (like howling at the moon).

The writing leans towards being an illustrated poem, rather than just prose with some rhyming words, and it does a fairly good job at it--but does also loose the rhythm and cadence in a few spots. Over all, it's a cute book, but isn't necessarily for just any kid.
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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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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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I love this book. I'm glad I love this book, because it is a night time reading staple for my 2 and 3 year old boys. The illustrations are lovely and it reads smoothly. It consists of little monster getting ready for bed with the help of his loving mother and he does all the same thing our little human (sometimes figurative monster) children do as well: bath, snacks, brush teeth, read a book and make sure no "monsters" are under the bed. I recommend this book a sweet nighttime read for any little one.
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What an excellent picture book about a little monster's nighttime ritual. Momma monster helps him along and even gives him a snack of worm juice and beetle bread. Bleh.

The illustrator has envisioned a perfectly creepy-cozy monster world down to the claw-foot bed and eyeball nightlight.

This book will charm non-monsters too.
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I bought this book to read to my grandson. He is a little young to understand all of the little monster issues yet but what he wasn't able to comprehend in words was made up for with pictures for us to talk about.

This book is really cute, fun and can give a child a whole new perspective on "monsters" making them seem more fun than scary if they have issues with that. Well put together, well thought out, great pictures and well put together.
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My 3 year old son loves this book, and frankly, so do I. The artwork is really adorable and the story is too. It is just the right length to read before bed, although, my son likes to hear it read anytime of the day!
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