Book Review: Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere

Ed Vere is an award winning and New York Times bestselling writer & illustrator of picture books, which are published all over the world. His latest book is Max the Brave, which is the third in the Max series. Max the Brave is a New York Times bestseller and was named one of The Sunday Times's 100 Modern Children Classics. It was also long listed for the Kate Greenaway medal and is published in over 12 languages. The Getaway won the Highland Children's Book Award in 2007. Ed also works on many projects related to his books from speaking at festivals. Recently Ed worked with Tiger Aspect to develop an animated TV series is currently working with the Little Angel Theatre on a production of Mr. Big. Ed lives and work in London.

Bedtime for Monsters was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011 and the next year Ed had the honour of being one of the four Roald Dahl Funny Prize judges.

What if a monster were looking for a bedtime snack? And what if that snack just happened to be you? GULP! He's getting closer and closer...and his tummy is rumbling REALLY loudly. You'd be very scared! BUT all this monster actually wants is a lovely monster-sized goodnight kiss. Night, night!

The cover is so much fun and really draws the attention of the reader to it. It wasn't surprising to see my kids wanted to read this book the night after we checked it out. This book is so much fun throughout. My kids were laughing as I read each page wondering what the monster was going to do to them. They loved the illustrations that Ed Vere created in this book. It was neat for the author to include the reader so it seems the monster was going to eat them. I recommend this book for young elementary kids, preschool, and toddlers. This is a book I am going to be adding to my library.


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