Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Rachel Bright
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
It’s way past bedtime, but Love Monster can’t sleep. He’s done his regular bedtime routine, but he keeps hearing scary sounds that are keeping him from being able to sleep. He can hear something in the yard, then coming into the house, and then coming up the stairs! The Love Monster finally gets the courage to get out a flashlight to see what is causing the noise, only to discover when he faces his fear that there wasn’t anything to be scared of all along.
The build-up might be too scary for some children, but for most children this charming book will be able to help them face their fears, particularly the ones they face in the dark. The adorable monster’s worries are relatable to young children, and the scary something at the end will win the hearts of readers as much as the Love Monster itself does. The bright pages and fun words will help make this book a fun bedtime read for young readers are their parents.