Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
If Your Monster Won't Go To Bed Hardcover – March 14, 2017
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
"Vega (Grandmother, Have the Angels Come?) makes fine use of tried-and-true comic elements...Readers will be too busy giggling to go to sleep." - Publishers Weekly
"Vega's incorporation of alliteration and wordplay, when woven with Ohora's bold acrylic art, creates a humorous discourse ideal for storytelling...VERDICT A superb example of picture book collaboration, this appealing title will be popular in most collections." - School Library Journal
In tongue-in-cheek direct-address text, Vega provides children with an entertaining manual for putting unruly monsters to sleep..." - The Horn Book
About the Author
DENISE VEGA is the author of several books for young readers, including Click Here (To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade), Fact of Life #31, Build a Burrito, Access Denied, and Rock On. She lives in Colorado with her family. Find her online at denisevega.com.
ZACHARIAH OHORA is an award-winning illustrator and children’s book author. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Atlantic, and Bloomberg Businessweek, as well as on NPR. He is the author-illustrator of My Cousin Momo; No Fits, Nilson!; and Stop Snoring, Bernard! and is the illustrator of Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman and The Pet Project by Lisa Wheeler. Find out more at zohora.com and @ZachariahOHora.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This is a super cute story about how to get your monster to go to bed. From a parent's perspective, it's basically a silly bedtime routine, just made gross for monsters. While I haven't read it a hundred times yet, I'm pretty sure it's a book I won't mind reading over and over, within reason of course. The story was just fun to read.
The illustrations were very colorful, largely because of the monster. He's very pretty. They were also on the simple side with not a lot going on in each frame, but that just helps to keep them from being too much of a distraction from the story. And while it's not an issue for my family (my kids will see themselves represented everywhere), I love that the main character is a person of color. And it looks to me like the monster's horns(?) mirror it's kids hair, which I thought was a nice touch. There is diversity amongst the characters within the story too (when we see more than just the girl and her monster).
Another thing I loved about this story is when the girl gets to the list of things to do to get your monster to go to bed, the steps are listed out as if the girl is actually writing them down herself on the double lined paper that kids learn how to write on (does my description make sense?). The vocabulary was simple enough that my just recently turned six year old was able to read this story back to me with minimal assistance several hours after I first read it to her.
Overall I give If Your Monster Won't Go to Bed 5 out of 5 stars because it was cute, silly, fun, and I don't dread the idea of reading it over and over again. And here is what my daughter had to say about it. Additionally, my 6 year old gave this book 100 out of 5 stars and thinks everyone should read it.
A lot of the things to do are the antithesis of what we'd normally think (reading a scary story, singing and off-key loud song, giving the monster a gross drink instead of milk, etc.) that should delight kids. I liked the mixed racial family, the vibrant illustrations, and the great, imaginative, ironic things that help a monster sleep. For imaginative kids, have them tell you how to help the dragon and werewolf that appear at the end get to sleep.