The sleeping monsters are making an awful lot of noise — snoring and grumbling, tapping and chattering. After such a long sleep, what happens if they wake up feeling hungry? Any little monsters around better watch out! With masses of monsters to spot and an awesome onomatopoeic text, children will ask for this hilarious, inventive book over and over again. While the text introduces readers to a cast of curious characters, including knobbly-kneed Norris, Flora the fussy fidget, and snotty Stanley, the illustrations suggest that something pretty monstrous might be going on. But sometimes the smallest monsters of all are the ones to watch out for!
About the Author
Leigh Hodgkinson is the author and illustrator of Troll Swap and Goldilocks and Just One Bear, as well as the illustrator of the Magical Mix-Ups series. She is also an award-winning animator who is passionate about daydreaming. Leigh Hodgkinson lives and works in Surrey, England, with her family.
Depicted in scribbles and scrabbles and appropriately loud colors, Hodgkinson's collage monsters look like huge, comical cousins to Ed Emberley's Big Green anxiety-banisher. Another way to banish imagination's monsters, as well as being great fun to read, alone or aloud—with, of course, exaggerated sound effects. —Kirkus Reviews
Working in digital media, Hodgkinson (Troll Swap) creates patchwork, multicolored monsters, textured with stubble, scribbles, and dots. They aren't too scary, though imaginative readers may still be glad they are asleep at first. Despite all the snoozing and snoring, it's less a bedtime story than one of a sneaky, well-executed plan. —Publishers Weekly Online
The collage illustrations, composed digitally, reflect a variety of textures and give the appearance of scratchboard, pastels, chalk, and thick paint, all in bright, candy- colored hues. The colors and fantasy appearance of the monsters make them humorous rather than frightening in this inventive and entertaining bedtime story. —Booklist Online
A host of colorful, crazy, and sort of scary monsters will attract young readers to this lighthearted book...With an abundance of color and fun-filled text, this book is sure to be a hit with the primary set. —School Library Connection