- Age Range: 5 - 6 years
- Series: Suzy & Karrit (Book 1)
- Paperback: 36 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 28, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781500679682
- ISBN-13: 978-1500679682
- ASIN: 1500679682
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,701,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Monster on Top of the Bed (Suzy & Karrit) (Volume 1) Paperback – Large Print, July 28, 2014
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About the Author
Alan H. Jordan writes to entertain and empower. He is the author of over twenty books. His poetry has been published in leading literary magazines. He writes business books under the name of A. Herbert Jordan and is working on additional children's books as well as a novel.
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It will open our minds that not everything we believe or live for is what it actually means. We sometimes need to talk about it and take a deeper look. Also, we will be able to learn more on how important communication is.
Moreover, the author's captivating story and the illustrator's artwork make a stunning combination. I really love how Suzy and Karrit were beautifully illustrated by Manuela Pentangelo. It gives me eagerness to read more books written by Alan H. Jordan. Not just for kids but for all ages! Highly recommended!
The story concerns little S who is frightened by noises coming form under her bed. Suzy sees the furry pawed, red scaly legged, blue nose critter scamper out from under her bed. Suzy gains a bit of courage from her grandmother's saying `You're welcome to stay until I say `Nay', then it's time to go an you can't say `no'. The critter seems equally uncomfortable and states his name is Karrit and Suzy introduces herself each spelling out their names. Karrit tells her she scares him every day but not at night, while Suzy responds that it is the opposite for her - Karrit scares her at Night but not in the day! They engage in a conversation about what they eat and Suzy relates that she eats tomatoes, carrots, pancakes, and hot dogs - words Karrit doesn't understand until Suzy brings in food form the kitchen and shares it with Karrit. Suzy's mom comes n and Suzy shares her encounter with Karrit, and much to her mother's relief Suzy and Karrit have become friends - their mutual scaring of each other is over and they can keep their space both on top of and underneath the bed.
The story is followed by some excellent little quiz question that will keep children involved in this story (and they will barely notice that the story has taught them how not to fear things that go bump in the night!). A very charming and enjoyable story for both children and for the adults reading it to them. Grady Harp, November 14
This critter is really afraid of Suzy. He thinks that she just might be a monster. Karrit is his name and they decide to exchange hellos. Explaining why he is scared we learn that she scars him when she jumps up and down on her bed because you see, he’s under it. Suzy is surprised that he is afraid of her and he explains that even when covering his ears he’s afraid he might be squashed. Just why is Karrit afraid of Suzy? It has something to do with food believe it or not? “What do I eat that would make you think I was a monster?” Vocabulary and misunderstanding of what words mean plays an important part in teaching children how a child who does not speak English might feel when coming into a class of all English speaking children. It teaches children that children from other countries have difficult cultures and customs and what we eat might confuse them. So, when Karrit tells Suzy that she eats cakes from pans, dogs that are hot and you EAT KARRITS! Watch what Suzy does to help Karrit! Wait until you see what she does in order to show Karrit that he does not have to be afraid of her. Just what and will he believe her you have to read for yourself on pages 20- 22 or it will spoil the surprises and lessons that everyone needs to learn. When her mother comes in to tuck her on why does Karrit hide? What happens when she explains that she has a new friend living under her bed who thinks she’s the monster on top of the bed? What does her mother do that might surprise you? Will she make him go? Will she allow him to stay? What does her mother tell her about friendship, being a friend and giving a friend space? Will Karrit remain under her bed? Will they become good friends? Read The Monster on Top of the Bed to find out. Wouldn’t it be great if it were that easy to settle differences, bridge barriers, help governments settle disputes and teach all young children, adults and young adults the importance of understanding, listening and considering someone else’s feelings. This is a definite must read and the pictures will help young readers that cannot read or just starting out to read to understand the story without the words. Added in the author adds Discussion Questions for both parents and teachers on pages 32-33. I cannot wait to read about Karrit and Suzy’s next adventure. Author Alan H. Jordan really hit the mark with this great book. Thank you for autographing the book to my niece Penelope Mia making it even more special.