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Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere

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Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011.

Award winning Illustrator Ed Vere bravely takes a delightfully scary look at what makes monsters scared. It’s monster bedtime and everyone knows that when danger lurks under the bed or outside the door. Watch the smiling monster as he sets off on his mission, licking his lips in anticipation of his prey. Is he thinking about his next meal? Prepared to be scared as he creeps closer and closer and closer…but Monsters can be surprising too!


Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere

What if a monster were looking for a bedtime snack? And what if that snack just happened to be you? Gulp!

Ed Vere is also the author and illustrator of Mr Big, the story about the big Gorilla with the big heart and The Getaway. Banana, his book for pre-schoolers, is the perfect book about manners but only has two words - 'yes please' of course!


'Terrific humour and surging energy' - Guardian

'Vere is as clever and entertaining as any writer-illustrator in the game' - Independent

About the Author

Ed Vere

Booktrust Baby Book Award winner 2009 for Chick

Greenway Medal nominee and World Book Day Illustrator 2009

Ed Vere studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art and has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1999. He is published in both England and the US. Ed is also a painter, working from his studio in East London and is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles. After a year and a half living in Barcelona, Ed now lives and works in London.

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Publication date

7th July 2011


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 to 5 years


5+ readers

Picture storybooks



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