Billy Monster's Daymare by Alan Durant

Billy Monster's Daymare

Written by Alan Durant

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A topsy-turvey story of scared monsters and scary children, pleasant night time and frightening daytime…Billy Monster can’t sleep even though Daddy Monster howls lullabies to him and makes him soothing cups of cold slime. What can be done to help him sleep? A familiar bedtime story made funny with a bedtime twist.


Billy Monster's Daymare by Alan Durant

Billy Monster can't sleep. There are chinks of scary light creeping into his bedroom and he has woken up twice after horrible daymares about boys and girls. Although Daddy Monster has tried howling a lullaby and making a soothing cup of cold slime, Billy is still worried. Just how will Daddy Monster reassure Billy and help him to sleep soundly through the day?

About the Author

Alan Durant

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers. He also writes prize-winning poetry.

He was born in Surrey, went to Trinity School in Croydon and then to Keble College, Oxford to read English. Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He’s married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

In 2007 he won the Portsmouth Children's Picture Book Award for Burger Boy and the Stockport Children's Book Award for Football Fever. He has won the Kingston Borough/Waterstone's Poetry Prize on two occasions. In 2008 he won The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Billy Monster's Daymare which also won the 2009 Portsmouth Children's Book Award.

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32 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

6th March 2008




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