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Goodnight, baby monster
Leuck, Laura.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
A bedtime rhyme for baby monsters and other spooky creatures.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.9 0.5 63324.
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PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Goodnight, baby monster, all warm in your den.Goodnight, baby goblin, it's bedtime again.It's bedtime for spooky babies everywhere! From swamp-things to goblins to ghosts, all sorts of creatures are being tucked into bed.Laura Leuck's gentle rhyme and Nigel McMullen's richly detailed illustrations make for the perfect bedtime story to share with your own baby monster.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-A gentle, rhyming story chock-full of nighttime creatures both real and imaginary. The more ghoulish characters such as the goblin, mummy, and "swamp-thing" are represented pictorially as benign and nonthreatening. When the book concludes with a human mother and child reading in a bedroom filled with stuffed-toy representations of all of the characters from the story, the harmless and tender tone is reinforced. That said, there is a slight mismatch between subject matter and the intended audience. Some preschoolers still might find the suggestion of even the friendliest of ghosts, vampires, and the like rather unsettling bedtime fare. The odd mix of real animals such as bats and cats along with werewolves and ghosts may make it more difficult for caretakers to reassure very young children that things like dragons and gremlins are only make believe. Unfortunately, this offering falls short of the standard for humor and charm set by the author's My Monster Mama Loves Me So (Lothrop, 1999). Also, the illustrations tend a bit toward the saccharine. With the plethora of quality bedtime stories available, this title is a marginal purchase.-Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.