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The Monster on Top of the Bed

What if the monster under the bed was scared of the monster on top of the bed?

Meet Karrit, a friendly monster who lives under the bed of a little girl named Suzy. Karrit often heard Suzy doing kind things, and he wanted to be her friend. But one day he heard Suzy mention eating karrits… could it possibly be true?

One day Karrit was brave enough to climb above the bed to meet Suzy. He figured if he was friendly enough, Suzy wouldn’t eat him. But what would happen when the monster from under the bed met the girl who slept on top?

The Monster On Top of the Bed is a heartwarming story about two opposites who discover they have fears and dreams in common, even though they live on different sides of the bed.

Find out what happens to Karrit and Suzy in this charming children’s book that’s suitable for children of all ages.

The Monster on Top of the Bed

The Monster on Top of the Bed

Bloggers Say:

By Macaroni Kid:

The Monster on Top of the Bed” is such a fantastic story and so well written that my daughter literally went to bed on her own the first night I read it to her! Seriously! Score!”

TheSuperMom.com:

The Monster on Top of the Bed flips the idea around, like the famous Disney Movie Monsters Inc., and bases the story on the concept that it’s the monsters that are actually afraid of the children.

2Wired2Tired.com

Last week a new book arrived in the mail… The Monster on Top of the Bed by Alan Jordan.

Since then we have read it so many times that I have lost count. It is now one of those books that you somewhat memorize and can recite without actually reading the pages!

All 3 of my kids, aged 18 months, 5 yrs, and 7 yrs, have brought the book out to read either independently or for me to read to them, without suggestion or prompting! …The book was good and that is not an understatement. There is nothing like a good book, but it was the silliness of the monster’s interpretation of Suzy and the illustration that really makes the book a winner!

The graphics are great! Bold colors reminiscent of Pixar’s Monsters Inc. I also have to give the author props for adding free downloaded recorded readings of the book with multi-lingual capacity that can even go on your iPod! … Overall I have to say that the book was a huge success… especially since all the recent purchases at the school book fair have been totally ignored since this book came in the mail!

 

Overview

The Monster on Top of the Bed! It empowers children to discover (1) How to banish monsters; (2) that friendship conquers fear, and (3) that the key to making friends is The Golden Rule.

Special Features

 

Gorgeous Artwork

The ice-cream parlor delicious artwork automatically displays in two-page spreads. The words scale to whatever size device you are using. Plus, the book includes pop-up text so that the words can easily be read even on small devices like phones. This is great for entertaining children when you’re on the run.

Grab a copy now, or give The Monster on Top of the Bed as a gift. Your children or grandchildren will thank you!

Please click here to order

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What People are Saying about The Monster on Top of the Bed Family of books

It’s always wonderful when people help me to spread the word about how the books in The Monster on Top of the Bed family are helping children.

Here is information on a few of the articles that were posted on different websites a couple of years ago. I’ve been bad about tooting my own horn. It’s something I need to do more often.

  • The Palmetto Queen – Comprehensive review, including this “I have tried telling my little guy things like bees are more afraid of him than he is of them, but it didn’t work and I never thought to use it with the other stuff like monsters. This book put it into perspective for him and he gets it. Now, if something scares him, he’ll as me, “is it scared of me mommy?” I love that because this book has opened up learning opportunities every time we turn around and he always asks to read it before bed.
    My favorite part of the book is something that the children can say themselves when they are frightened. I actually hear Tbomb saying this a lot. “
  • My Crazy, Comical Insane Life – A comprehensive review of the Creative Edition of The Monster on Top of the Bed. It includes, “This book has been a great help in encouraging my son to sleep in his own bed and not be scared of the dark which has been great for everyone. My son made his own assumptions that the monsters were more scared of people then we are of them and that he shouldn’t be worried or scared of what is under the bed. He also said that he shouldn’t be scared of something because it looks different.”
  • Marksville and Me – Discusses the family of books, and includes this comment, “Try writing a book with your child to overcome a fear they have. It has been proven that if a child writes it they have a greater ability to overcome their own fears, as well as feeling very proud of the book they just made.  This is not a new concept to our family, matter of fact something we have been doing since our first born over 24 years ago.
    I remember all of my children writing their own books. Oh how proud they were. The wrote anything from scribbles and pictures to full-blown illustrated books, that we still have to this day. We all enjoy sitting down and looking through these books, learning about what their fears were as well as the things that were interesting to them when they wrote each book.
    My youngest two daughters and my granddaughter both enjoyed the story. We are planning on writing our own books very soon. They can now add their books to the shelf with their siblings, and parents. “
  • Daddy Waddy  Weeviews – A father shows his daughter using My Monster on Top of the Bed. Part of his comments are: ” My Monster On Top Of The Bed is a creativity stimulator book. Your kids look at the pictures and write their own stories. My daughter loves books like this because she is a very creative little girl…. Each child has their own particular monster that makes it hard for them to sleep. Mine was my father who was an angry drunk. My daughter has her own version. She seems to think noises and stuff at night could be monsters trying to get out of her closet.”
  • Free Range Mommy by Ashley – A wonderful book review which includes a photo of her son reading the Kindle version of The Monster on Top of the Bed on a tablet.
  • Elite Mama’s Blog – Comprehensive review which includes this, “With George, it’s gotten to the point where the kids need a night light, the hallway or the bathroom light on and the bedroom across from his room closed. It’s hectic… But, it’s not as bad as before. At least now we can turn the lights off when he’s asleep and if he wakes up in the middle of the night, he’s not screaming about it being too dark. We do keep the night light on though for him. Plus, he isn’t staying up as late as he was before! To be quite honest, I would have to say that The Monster on Top of the Bed book helped him sleep a bit better at night. … (The bold part of the comment is my emphasis.  It was not bolded in the review.)
  • The Mom Summary Book Review by Jessa (I’m a mom who loves reviewing products, finding great deals, making D.I.Y. projects, sharing tips & tricks.)
  • Sweeping Mommy – Detailed book review of The Monster on Top of the Bed by Tammie with the following comments by Bella, “I liked everything in the story,even her mom when she asked what the creature looked like. I liked the sounds that the Karret made and that he thought that the tomatoes had legs. I thought it was funny that he thought the girl on the bed was a monster. If there was a monster under my bed I would hit it with a pan and go away, unless he was nice like Karret and then I would make friends with him.”
  • Tina’s Coupon Swap  – Review of the Kindle Edition, including “The whole purpose of this book is for your child to use his or her imagination and pretty much write their own story. They look at the beautiful illustrations, and use their imagination to create their own stories, and let me tell you, for my kids, they are never the same stories! It is very cute to watch them interact with each other and come up with stories together! I would say Alan did an excellent job with this Companion book to My Monster On top Of My Bed, and I would highly recommend buying this on Kindle for $2.99 and watching your children come up with their own story!”
  • Amy and Aaron’s Real Life Reviews by Amy and AaronBooks, Books and More Books –  Review of the Creative Edition. Includes, “Very cute children’s books.  My niece and nephew loved them.  A new favorite bedtime book. give these books 4.5 out of 5 clouds.”
  • Life Warp in Borneo By Jesselton (Product reviews, and sharing her shopping experience with online shops!)
  • Mom at 40 – Single foster mom blogging about the joys and challenges of motherhood.
  • Heather Gracias’ Blog – A blog featuring book reviews and products of interest to moms and their childrenD
  • Domestic Chanteuse – Recap of story
  • Cassandra’s Place – Review of the family of books
  • 365 Days of Reading – Book excerpt of The Monster on Top of the Bed
  • I Heart Reading – 5* Review of The Monster on Top of the Bed with a comment about My Monster on Top of the Bed
  • The Cajun Book Lover – 5 Adorable Stars review of The Monster on Top of the Bed.
  • The Book Gazette – Book excerpt and review.
  • Irish Kawaii – A brief comment that includes, “about an adorable little monster that is discovered by a little girl. She finds out he isn’t scary and they have fun learning and playing together. Very cute!”

Here’s an author interview that I did as part of a Blog Tour http://majankaverstraete.com/2014/12/author-interview-with-alan-h-jordan/

And finally, a guest post that I did about the heart-to-heart communication with children that the books convey:  https://editorcharlene.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/guest-post-the-monster-on-top-of-the-bed/