Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a fun, unique bedtime story.
Go to Sleep, Monster!
By Kevin Cornell
32 pages – ages 5+
Published by Balzer + Bray on April 12, 2016
Theme/Topic- Facing your fears/Bedtime
Opening and Synopsis- Opening: “‘George,’ said Anna, ‘turn off the light!'”
Synopsis from publisher: “Getting George to sleep is a nightmare. But getting a monster to sleep? That’s an adventure.
This is the first book written and illustrated by the bestselling artist of the Terrible Two series, Kevin Cornell.”
What I Thought- This is a fun bedtime story. The kids go down the line of scary monsters, and try to figure out what is scaring them. It encourages facing fears, and helping others. The book is funny, and kids will love having it read to them. Mr. Cornell’s illustrations go perfectly with the story, and really add another dimension to the book. I think that kids will enjoy poring over the illustrations, looking for extra details.
The lighting effects in the illustrations are very cool. I even like the font used.
Parents.com has a nice article about how to deal with fears in little kids HERE.
Read a sample of this book at the publisher’s website HERE.
Learn more about the art and concept art behind this book at Mr. Cornell’s website HERE.
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!