Monday, January 12, 2015

Monster needs His Sleep (A Monster & Me™ Book) by Paul Czajak, illustrations by Wendy Grieb

About the book: A Monster & Me™ book

It's time for bed, and Monster needs to go to sleep. But he just keeps finding more things to stay awake for! It isn't until Monster admits he is afraid of the dark that he finds a glowing solution to his nightmare problem.

In this playful, rhyming story, Monster shows young readers that with a little help from a friend, the dark isn't that scary after all.

Review: “Monster Needs His Sleep” is the second book in the Monster series by Paul Czajak and it is an absolutely wonderful bed time book.  In fact, it is an “any time” fun book to read.  The story is in a rhyming-type format and the pictures are so colorful.  What also makes the book fun is that it’s the kid who is trying to get the monster to go to sleep, instead of Mom & Dad ( a great role reversal).  The Monster makes all kinds of excuses for not going to sleep and these same excuses will probably sound very familiar to any child reading the book with their parents.

The author Paul Czajak, who once got an “F” on his college writing paper, has done an excellent job in making a story about bed time such fun, and illustrator Wendy Grieb’s pictures are very appealing and even energetic.    Although the target age is preschool through kindergarten, this is a great book for all kids.  I eagerly look forward to the other “monster” books in this series! (reviewed by P.Howard)

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher, Scarletta Press, in exchange for our review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.


  1. Cute book. I love the illustrations. Thanks for sharing. I came via Booknificent Thursdays. :)

  2. What a wonderful concept for a picture book! The illustrations are fantastic! I am excited to read this one with my kiddos. It's a perfect bedtime book :).

  3. This looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday this week!


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