Gold Medal Winner 2022 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS (IPPY)
Winner 2021 STORY MONSTERS APPROVED
Silver Winner 2022 NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS
Bronze Medal Winner 2021 MOONBEAM CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS
Finalist 2021 BEST BOOK AWARDS
Semi-Finalist 2021 INDIES TODAY AWARD
Distinguished Favorite 2022 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD
Honorable Mention 2021 ROYAL DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARD
A gentle rhyming tale of hungry monsters promotes healthy bedtime routines for young children.
On a cold, quiet, and moonless night, hungry monsters come out of hiding from the woods looking for something tasty to eat. Young Jack, in his little wizard costume, and his sister Joy, in her frilly fairy dress, are fearless and ready to face the monstrous creatures who barge into their bedroom looking for tasty treats.
"We're hungry monsters on a prowl
For something tasty, something foul."
The monsters are looking for deliciously grubby feet, sticky hands, and unbrushed teeth which they find scrumptious. But to the delight of the children, Jack and Joy have no such thing-they're nice and clean and therefore are not the stuff of monsters' dreams. They are washed, brushed, and smelling fresh and clean-the stuff of monsters' nightmares!
This playful rhyming story shares with children that it's never too early to start creating healthy habits, such as washing their hands and brushing their teeth, as part of their bedtime routine...to keep the hungry monsters at bay!
Praise for The Night the Monsters Came:
"Siblings Jack and Joy are ready for bedtime. But first, they must outwit the hungry monsters that stand in their way - by harnessing the power of hygiene! This delightful picture book will keep children enthralled while teaching healthy habits like washing their hands and brushing their teeth." -Bookbub
"A terrific message told with style and class. Written with the feeling and tempo of classic children's poetry from centuries past, The Night the Monsters Came is a catchy story for new readers that gently stresses the lesson of regular oral hygiene." -Morgan Justice, Indies Today
"I thought this book was cute. I really love the message behind it and I think it is a cute and fun way to convince your kiddos to stay clean." -Reedsy Discovery