Little Monster’s tail certainly isn’t tired, and neither is the rest of him! Over and over again, Big Monster (could be either mum or dad) patiently watches the antics of an excited toddler who really doesn’t want to go to bed. Firstly, there are his knees: ‘My knees have lots of bounces in them.’ ‘Show me,’ says Big Monster. And he does. Then his bottom wants to ‘wiggle-jiggle’, his tail wants to swing, his back wants to roly poly and most of the rest of his body gets into the act. Patient Big Monster tiredly continues to say ‘Show me’ until the inevitable happens and Little Monster falls asleep in mid-action. The lovely, crayon-y, child-like drawings are a treat, and show perfectly the lovable antics of the toddler and the loving acceptance of the parent. Somehow, in the midst of all this chaos, the bedtime routine manages to get done. The youngest children will enjoy the repetition and fun and may try out this technique when told that bedtime is near! A really super picture book which could result in parents saying, ‘Show me’ a lot!
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Illustrator: Paula Bowles