Good Night, Little Monsters

Good Night, Little Monsters

3.97 (119 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.97 (119 ratings by Goodreads)

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It's bedtime for Frankenbaby, Lochnessie, Wolf Boy, and other classic monster little ones in this clever, rhyming twist on a sweet good night story!

Kids will never see monsters the same way after this heartwarmingly sweet bedtime story that proves little monsters' bedtime routines aren't so different from everyone else's. Good night, Frankenbaby.Lay down your green head.Let's loosen your bolts and tuck you in bed.Good night, my Lochnessie. We'll swim when we wake.Now let's snuggle close in the deep, cool lake.Great for Halloween, but perfect for all year round, this clever bedtime story has just the right amount of heart, humor, and imagination to send kids to sleep with big smiles on their faces, and comfort knowing that the monsters hiding under their beds aren't so scary after all.
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Product details

  • Board book | 20 pages
  • 171 x 203 x 18mm | 295g
  • Brazil
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1338105590
  • 9781338105599
  • 1,892,933

Back cover copy

Good night, little monsters, wherever you creep.
May this spooky-sweet story lull you off to sleep.
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Praise for Good Night, Little Monsters: *Starred Review* A board book for older toddlers who like pretending to be just a little bit scared. Young children will recognize themselves and their bedtime routines in the four-line rhymes that appear on verso, describing spread by spread eight monsters that they may soon meet in more menacing contexts. What better way to deal with baby monsters than to tuck them safely into bed? Little monsters will try to put off the inevitable bedtime with the demand, 'read it again.' (Board book. 2-4) -Kirkus ReviewsIn this padded board book, friendly monster children wind down for the night with predictable bedtime routines. In Won's warm art, a vampire child with bat wings hangs upside down ("Good night, dear vampire./ Take one final sip./ Please brush your fangs well/ and try not to drip"). Elsewhere, a green zombie baby chomps on a gingerbread man and "gleeful goblins" jump on a bed. A cozy book for little monsters. Ages up to 3. - Publishers WeeklyPraise for Kara LaReau's The Infamous Ratsos: A Geisel Honor BookAn Amazon Best Book of the YearWinner of a Nerdy (Nerdy Book Club)A Cybils Award Finalist* Louie and Ralphie Ratso are determined to be as tough as their truck-driver father, but the rats' efforts go hilariously awry in this funny, thoughtful, and smart chapter book... LaReau packs substantial comedy and poignant emotion into each chapter (the boys' mother has been gone for a little while now), adeptly amplified by Myers's spot art. -- Publishers Weekly, starred reviewLaReau keeps the action high and completely appropriate for readers embarking on chapter books... The humor springs from their foiled efforts and their reactions to their failures. Myers' sprightly grayscale drawings capture action and characters and add humorous details, such as the Ratsos' 'unwelcome' mat. A nicely inventive little morality 'tail' for newly independent readers. -- Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Brian Won's Hooray for Today!: * Buoyant and funny, this second outing cleverly works within the structure of Won's debut, but he allows himself more freedom to riff and, in doing so, hits all the right notes. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewPraise for Brian Won's Hooray for Hat!: An NPR Best BookHuffington Post's Best Read-Aloud of 2014Cheers all around. -- Kirkus Reviews A tip of the hat to this buoyant debut. -- Booklist
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About Kara Lareau

Brian Won is an illustrator and art director. His debut picture book, Hooray for Hat!, was a Children's Choice Award Finalist and an NPR Best Book. A Chicago native, Brian currently lives in Southern California with his wife and their son. You can visit him online at

KARA LAREAU has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. She is the author of The Infamous Ratsos, illustrated by Matt Myers, and The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters, illustrated by Jen Hill, as well as Ugly Fish and Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars, both illustrated by Scott Magoon, and No Slurping, No Burping! A Tale of Table Manners, illustrated by Lorelay Bové. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband, their son, and their cat.
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Rating details

119 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 30% (36)
4 41% (49)
3 24% (28)
2 5% (6)
1 0% (0)
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