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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Meet Illustrator Zachariah Ohora
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“Blake has had me reread it every night since we bought it!”
- Kristen O.
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
In tongue-in-cheek direct-address text, Vega provides children with an entertaining manual for putting unruly monsters to sleep…”- The Horn Book
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
Want to use this book in your classroom, story time or at home? Check out our downloadable resources!
Draw your own monster with the help of our heroine! Thank you to illustrator, Zachariah Ohora for designing this page.
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