David and Seth Bier grew up on the Jersey Shore. Their education includes both graduate and post-graduate studies in psychology, the arts, animation, and law. The brothers have been hired as screenwriters in Hollywood and have created and written a comic book series
Bedtime with Rollo the NightSpryteby David Bier (Created by), Seth Bier (Created by), Bier Bros. (Artist)
Got monsters? Kids scared of the dark? There's no need to fear, Rollo the NightSpryte is here!Bedtime with Rollo introduces the first and only character specifically designed to help children conquer the age-old, common bedtime fears. Rollo empowers your little loved ones by helping them take control of their blossoming imaginations.Bedtime with Rollo is a
Got monsters? Kids scared of the dark? There's no need to fear, Rollo the NightSpryte is here!Bedtime with Rollo introduces the first and only character specifically designed to help children conquer the age-old, common bedtime fears. Rollo empowers your little loved ones by helping them take control of their blossoming imaginations.Bedtime with Rollo is a fun-tastic, colorful, laugh-out-loud read, and a monster-free room... that's guaranteed.
- Sweet Dreams Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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A musr read for children of all ages from 4 to 94 to reach your l goals and not be stopped by fears .... Rollo should be required reading in school and for all CEOS and government officials as so many are afraid to mouth their real feelings. Congras and hope many more Rollos will be coming out... Bruce ForesterMD
It is a must have for active, inquisitive grand kids. Overall a delightful, very creative book!! Grandmother in CT
Fantastic illustrations, great story, fun characters, and it actually works! After trying several methods to calm my 6-year old at bedtime from the scary monsters under his bed (he will never have his feet sticking out from the covers for fear the monsters will grab his feet), I finally found success with this book. We've read it every night for the last week and he has no more problems going to sleep. I'm amazed! I've tried everything..even some ridiculous 'monster spray' that was supposed to ward away the evil ones (uh yeah...didn't work for a minute) This is truly a book that children can understand, relate to, and have fun with. Apparently you can get the main character as a toy...Not sure where to get that, though...? Regardless, the book on its own is a life-saver.
A dear friend of mine handed me Bedtime with Rollo, the book and toy, and wished me luck with my middle child. J is 3 1/2 and absolutely sure that there is a monster under his bed and a family of them in the closet. We have read books, countless articles, tried nightlights, doors open, doors closed, teddy bears, at this point my husband and I will try anything. Our oldest, my beautiful 5 year old daughter, has her own room and no monster problems, but L saw it first and she clutched the cute plush toy close and said she wanted it. I explained to her it was for her brother, but that she could come into the boys' room for storytime tonight. I still think she thought she'd leave their room with that plushie. When bedtime came the whole family gathered in the boys' room. Our boys and L gathered on J's bed and as is our tradition, my husband and I read the book, each reading one page and then passing it on to the other. J was holding Rollo as all three kids listened intently. We showed them the cartoon-like pictures as we passed the book between us. The book's authors have something special here. Their approach is bright, funny and an attention-getter. As we read the book, J began to play with Rollo, flying him around just like in the book. Now the baby was reaching for the toy. He has plenty of his own but usually wants what his brother has. My husband and I read the book before bedtime and thought maybe we should not bring up monsters to our baby. He has certainly knows his brother talks about them, but what would happen if we showed him the pictures? They seemed cute and silly enough, and the story's lesson about how they aren't mean but just look that way is a good one. The whole don't judge a book by its cover concept. My H and I actually giggled and laughed along with the kids as we read the story and looked over the cartoons. Overall it was a great experience, and has become a big part of our book rotation. When we finished reading, J began asking questions. He wanted to know things along the lines of would Rollo protect him like he protected Gabby and Leon. He wanted Rollo to scare the monsters away, not play with them. We told him he was Rollo's boss and to tell him what he wanted. J did just that and bravely attempted to go to sleep. We kissed the boys goodnight and took L into her room to do the same. I did have to promise her a Rollo of her own before she would let us leave her room. My H asked her if she wanted him for monster protection, and she said no, she just loves him and want one. It was the next morning when I next saw J. I was a bit surprised and as I began to ask him about his night, he jumped in. "Mom, I showed Rollo under the bed, took him to the closet and asked him to keep all the monsters away." J is a storyteller and went on a bit, but basically, for the first time in a long time, didn't mention hearing or seeing a monster. It was an adorable scene. We have since been to the publisher's website and found printable coloring pages for the kids, but I still cannot find a place to buy a Rollo for L. I'll be sending them an email asking if I can purchase the toy separate from the set as I do not see it here or similar web stores. If you have a child like my J, this book and toy could be your answer to a good night's sleep. I don't know if this will work for others, or work as fast as this did for us, but I do know that my 5 year old daughter loves these nightsprytes and h
Bedtime with Rollo the NightSpryte is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards® honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.