The Monster Bed
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This book is well on the way to becoming one of the classics of picture books. The children loved the story of the little monster who is frightened to go to bed in case there are people under the bed; mum's reassurance that 'there's no such thing as people, they're only in stories' does not convince him and he insists (with great force!) on sleeping under the bed so that no human could find him. The little, lost boy who wanders into the monsters' cave is certainly real however ... Not only was the story a delight, the pictures also, especially for a literate child, are great fun. Isn't that toy a Wild Thing? Yes, permission to use the Wild Things is granted at the front of the book! And surely that's Bernard's Monster in the picture too (no permission granted though: perhaps it's an illegal monster!). Great fun indeed. Highly recommended and continually being read.