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Full–Color • 9 x 11 • 32 pages
Jacketed Hardcover or Paperback; English and Bilingual
Accelerated Reader Quiz #143496
Grade Level 1/2; F&P: K
Written by Heather Ayris Burnell
Illustrated by Bonnie Adamson
  • Raventree Press

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A little boy doesn’t want to go to bed. He whines. He cries. He throws a tantrum. He begins to grow long claws and a tail. What? A tail? It’s true! This little boy is not only acting like a monster, he turns into one! He growls a scary growl. He grows a tail. But, his parents know what to do. They calmly cuddle, rock, and sing to him. Here is a monster you might actually want to snuggle with as bedtime draws near.

This title is available in English–only or bilingual English–Spanish editions.

Heather Ayris Burnell grew up in Salinas, California. She now lives in the mountains of Washington state with her husband, three children, two big dogs and one feisty cat. Heather liked writing stories as a kid, but likes writing them even more now that she’s a grown–up. She believes there is a little bit of monster in all of us. Bedtime Monster is Heather’s first picture book. Burnell has degrees from Santa Rosa Junior College as well as Harnell College.

Bonnie Adamson majored in English and then got a second degree in art from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Before she turned to illustrating for the children’s market, Bonnie was a free–lance graphic designer, with clients ranging from textile manufacturers to nonprofit arts organizations. Now she works from her home in South Carolina—in a studio cubbyhole wedged in next to what used to be the children’s playroom.

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