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 Even monsters need to sleep
 Author: Wheeler, Lisa

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [31] p., col. ill., 31 cm

 BTSB No: 937204 ISBN: 9780062366405
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Monsters -- Fiction
 Bedtime -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $21.58

What do you do before you go to bed at night? In the end, everybody needs to sleep ... even monsters!

 Illustrator: Van Dusen, Chris
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 190301

   Kirkus Reviews (01/15/17)
   Booklist (04/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2017 What stories do monster parents read to their little monsters at bedtime? In this case, a large, nonthreatening dad monster shares a book with his angelic young one about the bedtime routines of a lengthy list of monster children. Showcasing Bigfoot, aliens, dragons, Frankenstein’s monster, Yeti, a troll, the Loch Ness Monster, and a giant, this has the potential to frighten rather than soothe, but a playful tone and adorable monsters will help ease active young viewers. To keep the large cast of mostly oversize creatures from crowding the pages, the crisp, clean, brightly colored gouache artwork features each in his or her own environment on a double-page spread—or more—in the large-size book. Figures remain front and center, although backgrounds include plenty of supporting detail—spaceships, laboratories, pastoral scenes, etc. The text features rhymed triplets that all end with a similar refrain (“Even blank need to sleep”), and they ooze with the coziness and warmth that even monsters want at bedtimes. A worthy addition to the large canon of monster bedtime books. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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