Mr Underbed by Chris Riddell
  

Mr Underbed

Written by Chris Riddell

Baby and Toddler   Bedtime Reading   Christmas Books   3+ readers   
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STOP PRESS: You have probably seen the Christmas TV ad for Moz the Monster. It looks to us as though the inspiration for it may well have come from Chris Riddell's debut picture book which was published a number of years ago. Let us know what you think through Lovereading4kids Facebook or via Twitter. It's a wonderful picture book and one of the best bedtime reads you can imagine.

You can also read an extract right here to see for yourself just how good it is or indeed whether you think Mr Underbed has any similarities at all to Moz.

Award-winning Chris Riddell tells a witty and inventive story that is perfect for bedtime. When Mr Underbed pops up from under Jim’s bed asking for somewhere more comfortable to sleep, Jim offers him some space. But soon Jim finds he has a bed-full of new arrivals – and nowhere for himself! Chris Riddell’s original characters are a delight.

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Synopsis

Mr Underbed by Chris Riddell

When Jim kindly allows Mr Underbed to sleep in his bed he is unprepared for all the other night-time visitors who want to share it too!

Reviews

'A wonderful book that's ideal for bedtime reading.' - Parents Magazine

'Double-Greenaway winner Riddell’s latest offering is ideal bedtime reading for anyone who is afraid of the dark.’ - Carousel

‘Riddell’s expressive and colourful pictures bring the text to life. Recommended as bedtime reading for even the youngest audience, particularly those who often end up out of bed during the night!’ - School Librarian

About the Author

Chris Riddell

Children's Laureate 2015-2017

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors Chris Riddell was our Author and Illustrator of the Month in December 2010. Click here to find out more.

Chris Riddell is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth and Scavenger series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family. Read more about Chris Riddell here.

Author photo © Tom Pilston Booktrust

Chris Riddell on John Tenniel : "Before I knew a thing about him, John Tenniel was a hero of mine, or rather, I should say, his white rabbit was. As a child I copied Tenniel’s illustrations from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland obsessively, particularly his drawing of the White Rabbit in waistcoat and frock coat, umbrella tucked under one arm and a pocket watch in paw, a look of suppressed panic in his eye. I loved analysing the shading, intricate lines of cross-hatching, the folds of the sleeve, the tilt of the head, that wide-eyed rabbit stare. Tenniel was one of the reasons I became an illustrator."

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Chris Riddell
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Author's Website

www.chrisriddell.co.uk/

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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

4th August 2011

ISBN

9781842709429

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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