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Hardcover The Monster Bed Book

ISBN: 0688068049

ISBN13: 9780688068042

The Monster Bed

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Format: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

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Book Overview

A little monster is afraid to go to bed because he thinks humans will get him while he is asleep.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings


My children own hundreds of books we buy them constantly after awhile they lose interest but this is the only book we have had to replace from reading it so often that the pages eventually came loose. Each of my 3 kids (even the 12 year old) still love to listen to it, and it has become a part of their childhoods I am sure they will always treasure. The story of a child living under a monsters (named Dennis who lives with another, much larger monster who is Dennis' mother) bed is very funny, written in charming couplets it transends genders and decades. And I have read it so much that I can now recite it without the book. This is one book you won't regret bringing into your home and allowing it to become part of your little one's cherished childhood memories.

Good bedtime story book 20 years ago and still practicable for today's little ones

I was given the soft-cover version of this book upon leaving pre-school in England and almost twenty years later, I still have it,and glance at it from time to time, tattered and torn as it may be. It captures the fear of many if not most children and flips it around geniously showing that even if monsters were real, they would not be scary and mean, but just as frightened as a four year old little boy or girl might be of going to bed. Simple in style and language, and written in rhyming couplets, children who aren't yet able to read will be able to recite the book by heart even if they get the slightly altered "americanized" version.

My Seven Year Old SON

He borrowed the book at school and would not let it out of his sight! I was happy to finally see his huge interest in reading. He asked me to buy his very own book and I am doing just that.We both have enjoyed it so much I want him to have his very own to remember the fun we had together. sharing it.


I thought this book was so clever, charming, and witty. I love the little monster, and the equally afraid human. The illustrations are perfect for the story. All in all a great read.

Enjoyed the book - regretted the 'american-ese' modification

This charming book was enjoyed greatly by myself and both my children. The illustrations are delightful and the clever 'table-turning' where a monster is afraid that the 'Humans will get me' is very smart. I regretted that the American version had some modifications that, to my ear, broke the balance of the original rhyme. Still, an excellent story for the child starting to experience 'Bed-Time anxiety'.
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