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If you have a monster that won’t go to bed…
“Don’t ask your parents to help you. They know a lot about putting kids to bed, but nothing about putting monsters to bed. It’s not their fault; they’re just not good at it.”
Read this book instead.
Ages 3-7, Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 978-0553496550 (Hardcover)
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“Blake has had me reread it every night since we bought it!”
- Kristen O.
In tongue-in-cheek direct-address text, Vega provides children with an entertaining manual for putting unruly monsters to sleep…”- The Horn Book
A funny twist on the parent’s getting-the-kid-to-bed story, this cute retelling guides kids through ways to get their unruly monster under the bed to go to sleep. From slime balls to monster danceoffs, sheep eating to bug juice smoothies, every page will have kids giggling about all the gross, noisy, icky things monsters like to do before they sleep.- Colorado Country Life
Vega’s incorporation of alliteration and wordplay, when woven with Ohora’s bold acrylic art, creates a humorous discourse ideal for storytelling…A superb example of picture book collaboration, this appealing title will be popular in most collections.- School Library Journal
Vega (Grandmother, Have the Angels Come?) makes fine use of tried-and-true comic elements: the child who dominates an enormous beast, gross-out language (burps, smelly underwear), and the way her monster loves everything human children hate. Readers will be too busy giggling to go to sleep.- Publishers Weekly
Enhance the Experience with Classroom, Story Time
and Home Activities!
If Your Monster Won’t Go to Bed is a wonderful book to share with your class, for story time at your library, or at home. Explore the educational and fun activities I offer.
Fun and Educational Resources
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Draw your own monster with the help of our heroine! Thank you to illustrator, Zachariah Ohora for designing this page.
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