Monsters, night-time and fear! What do these three words have in common? Well there is of course only one thing they could be, children and bedtime of course. One of the biggest changes parents experience when they have children is the interruption in their nightly sleep. Many night time interruptions and fears seem remarkably genuine and threatening to children. The largest part of these interruptions however, ends up being far less critical and often a little silly. This is the exact fear that develops and is heightened by both Mother Bear and Father Bear in the pleasant tale of There’s a Monster in my Bed!
This children’s book is about a family of bears who are settling down for the night, in hopes of getting some pleasant and needed sleep. But this is not what happens for anyone in this family, least of all Mother and Father Bear. One by one the children creep into their parent’s bedroom, telling them they are afraid of the night; they are afraid of the monster in their bed. As parents often do, they let all three of the children crawl in beside them. And as all parents know, there is only so much room in the bed. When the room has run out, alternate plans need to be made. This is what brings Mother and Father Bear into the acquaintance of the monster.
This book is developed with a great deal of humor, and in a fashion which many people can relate. As a parent myself, I have been awakened many nights by stories of monster, bad dreams and other scary entities. The story is also written in a fashion of patterns, allowing children to easily follow and anticipate the next step in the story. The entire story is pulled together and enhanced with detailed and beautiful illustrations to entice the smallest listener or reader. Children and grown ups of all ages will love the exciting and shared feelings of this story.