Bedtime for Monsters

Ed Vere; illustrations by Ed Vere

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

In this hilarious bedtime story, a monster is licking his lips . . . maybe he’s thinking about eating a bedtime snack? And what if that snack just happened to be you? Gulp! He’s getting closer and closer . . . and his tummy is rumbling really loudly. But all this monster actually wants is a sloppy monster-sized goodnight kiss!


Praise for Bedtime for Monsters

"...an enjoyable goofy outing that will be widely enjoyed by kids and their monstrous, kissy grownups.”--BCCB

“Vere deftly uses the interplay between image and text to add humor and reassure readers that there is nothing to fear." —Horn Book

“Vere carefully crafts suspense as the book progresses, amping up readers’ excitement and anticipation before the slobbery (but not scary) finale.” —Publishers Weekly

"Share this cartoonish, mock-horror tale with the not-so-sleepy at bedtime or rely upon it as a superb storytime choice where all can have fun participating in the hilarious sound effects.”--Kirkus, starred

Praise for Banana!:

“With big, bold spreads and only two words (“Banana” and “Please”), Vere’s (The Getaway) story about sharing packs impressive graphic force.” —Publishers Weekly

“A lively title to share in a toddler storytime.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A fun choice for sharing with a group.” —School Library Journal

“Minimalist text gains expression through varied punctuation and typeface, while speech balloons and other comic-book conventions (not to mention one spectacular simian tantrum) evoke a certain pigeon. Bold, expressive colors and exuberant lines characterize the artwork.” —Kirkus Reviews

In the Press

BEDTIME FOR MONSTERS by Ed Vere, Ed Vere | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of BEDTIME FOR MONSTERS . "Do YOU ever WONDER if somewhere, not too far away, there might be… MONSTERS?" Whether readers do or not, it is hard to resist being swept up in the silly suspense of possibly becoming the target for this monster's hungry attention.
- Kirkus Reviews

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  • Ed Vere; illustrations by Ed Vere

  • Ed Vere studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art. He is the author and illustrator of Mr Big, The Getaway and Banana! He is also a painter, working from his studio in East London and represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles. Ed now lives and works in London.



Available Formats and Book Details

Bedtime for Monsters

Ed Vere; illustrations by Ed Vere

  • Paper Over Board