Mr Underbed

Mr Underbed

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by Chris Riddell
     
 

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A reissue of this humorous bedtime classic by the multi award-winning Chris Riddell, with all new illustrations

When Jim kindly allows Mr Underbed to sleep in his bed he is unprepared for all the other night-time visitors who want to share it too!

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Overview

A reissue of this humorous bedtime classic by the multi award-winning Chris Riddell, with all new illustrations

When Jim kindly allows Mr Underbed to sleep in his bed he is unprepared for all the other night-time visitors who want to share it too!

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"A wonderful book that's ideal for bedtime reading."  —Parents Magazine

"Not your typical monster-under-the-bed story. The large blue creature under Jim's bed is very friendly and oh-so-polite . . . Children may need a little translation of Anglicisms such as bedclothes, wardrobe, and dressing gown, but they'll certainly enjoy this clever bedtime story."  —Children's Literature

"This delightful picture book would make a great bedtime story, especially for children who are afraid of the monsters." — Through the Looking Glass.com

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
First the monster who lives under the bed wants to get on top with Jim. Then other creatures follow, until the bed gets so crowded that Jim ends up underneath it. Ages 3-6. (May)
Children's Literature - Eileen Hanning
This is not your typical monster-under-the-bed story. The large blue creature under Jim's bed is very friendly and oh-so-polite. The fun is just beginning when Mr. Underbed tells Jim how uncomfortable he is sleeping under the bed every night. He's just the first of many friendly creatures in Jim's room who ask to sleep in Jim's bed. Colorful watercolor illustrations depict the creatures as they come out of the woodwork and climb into Jim's bed. Children may need a little translation of Anglicisms such as bedclothes, wardrobe, and dressing gown, but they'll certainly enjoy this clever bedtime story. 1998 (Orig.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2 Beginning with Mr. Underbed, Jim discovers a host of cheerful, baggy-looking monsters residing in his bedroom, all of whom want to sleep in his bed. Jim decides to sleep under the bed. There is not much here. Although children may find the pictures amusing, Mayer's There's a Nightmare in My Closet (Dial, 1968) and Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are (Harper, 1963) are preferable. This first writing effort by Riddell seems lacking in plot and thematic content, and the brightly-colored watercolors include some garish shades and unappealing combinations of colors. Ronald A. Van De Voorde, Graduate Library School, University of Arizona , Tucson

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842709429
Publisher:
Andersen Press, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,196,660
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"A wonderful book that's ideal for bedtime reading."  —Parents Magazine

"Not your typical monster-under-the-bed story. The large blue creature under Jim's bed is very friendly and oh-so-polite . . . Children may need a little translation of Anglicisms such as bedclothes, wardrobe, and dressing gown, but they'll certainly enjoy this clever bedtime story."  —Children's Literature

"This delightful picture book would make a great bedtime story, especially for children who are afraid of the monsters." — Through the Looking Glass.com

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