Thursday, August 6, 2015

Review: Even Monsters Say Good Night by Doreen Mulryan Marts

It's bedtime, and Avery hates bedtime. She is positive that there are monsters under her bed, expecially on Halloween. Where else would all of those monsters sleep? After a thorough discussion with her mom about the monster situation, Avery finally goes to her room. Does she dare check under the bed? A mix of story text and speech bubbles blend seamlessly in this humorous bedtime tale that both parents and children will relate to.
For ages 3-7.
* Perfect for Halloween
* Story is told through a mix of text and speech bubbles
* The difficulties of bedtime are a relatable and much-discussed topic for parents
* Makes monsters not so scary

My son is too young to be scared of monsters, but when the time comes that he understands what they are, I think he'll like this book a lot.

In Even Monsters Say Good Night, Avery is scared of monsters and asks her mom if monsters go to sleep at night.

I loved the story. Any book that has a positive effect on children is okay with me. The monsters in this book seem quite friendly, and I think they may be able to help ease some kids' fears about monsters. Plus, children are inquisitive by nature, and I think parents will be able to relate to Avery's mom.

I also liked the illustrations in the book. The drawings themselves are simple, but the use of textures and patterns in the coloring gave it a fun, almost quirky vibe.

If your child is afraid of scary monsters, you should definitely consider reading this book with him or her.

Thanks to NetGalley and Capstone Young Readers for the e-ARC.


  1. It's a good book for parents and children to read together.
  2. It can help ease children's fears about monsters.
  3. The illustrations are pretty. 


  1. The combination of the story and the illustration style may not work for everyone.  


  1. Your child is scared of monsters.
  2. Your child is inquisitive.
  3. You're looking for a book to read with your kid at bedtime. 



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