This week’s choice is a book my kids love and both the author and the illustrator are participants in the 12 x 12 in 2012 challenge.
Written by Heather Ayris Burnell, Illustrated by Bonnie Adamson
Raven Tree Press, September, 2010
Suitable for: Ages 4-8
Themes/Topics: Bedtime, Family, Humor
Opening and brief synopsis: From Booklist: “There are many books about scary monsters, but in this lively picture book, a toddler actually becomes the scary monster when he has a temper tantrum. Kids will recognize how he enjoys toppling skyscrapers and crashing cars on his bedroom floor and then refuses to go to bed. He snuffles and screeches, grunts and twitches. And the line-and-colored-pencil pictures show all the transformations as the boy’s hair grows, a tail sprouts, and sharp claws jab from his fingertips.”
Activities: There are downloadable activity sheets on the Raven Tree Press website that include a craft, song idea, game, snack, and coloring sheet. You can find them at the Bedtime Monster Page.
Why I Like This Book: This book has equal appeal to both kids (who are the monsters) and the parents (who have to corral the monsters into bed). We don’t have the bilingual version, but I’m sure that would make the story even more fun and educational to read. My son asks for this book at least once a week. Hmm… I wonder if he recognizes himself in little Paul?Authors, Perfect Picture Book Friday, Picture Books · Tags: Bedtime Books, Bonnie Adamson, Heather Ayris Burnell, Julie Hedlund, Perfect Picture Book Friday, Picture Books, Writer