Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Lisa Wheeler
Illustrator: Chris Van Dusen
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Even monsters need to sleep at night! Bigfoot leaves on a little light when he sleeps. Aliens wear fuzzy pajamas to get cozy. Yeti makes a snack to settle his tummy. Loch Ness gets a drink to quench that thirst. Monsters have bedtimes too!
This is a cute children's book. All of the monsters look friendly or sleepy, not very scary. It may help children who are afraid of monsters to humanize them, kind of like Monsters Inc. You may, as the book suggests, be able to convince them that monsters have to sleep at night too. Even if that is not the case, this is still a nice rhyming bedtime story that isn't too typical. The illustrations are colorful and fun. The narration is in a soothing verse, despite the apparent subject matter.