Simon's New Bed by Christian Trimmer

Simon's New Bed

Written by Christian Trimmer
Illustrated by


Simon's New Bed by Christian Trimmer

Simon's been looking forward to trying out his brand-new dog bed all day. He may be ready for the best nap of his life, but Miss Adora Belle the cat has other ideas. She's taken over his bed before he even gets a chance to try it-and she's not budging. As Simon struggles to find a way to free his bed for the Greatest Naptime Ever, he may just discover something wonderful about his new bed: there's plenty of room for two.


Readers with multiple pets or siblings will easily relate to the territorial disputes and applaud Simon's capacity for sharing. -- School Library Journal * July 2015 * The digitally rendered illustrations of this cat and dog duo are spot-on....Their compromise adds a lesson without being heavy-handed, and the story will delight those with either species as a pet. -- Booklist * September 2015 *

About the Author

Christian Trimmer is a children's book editor and writer. Simon's New Bed is his first book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his partner. Learn more about him, his books, and lots of other things at Melissa van der Paardt is a digital artist working in animation and illustration currently residing in southern California. When she's not drawing, Melissa enjoys playing video games, collecting trading cards, and watching whole TV series in one sitting. You can find more of her work at

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32 pages


Christian Trimmer
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Atheneum Books for Young Readers an imprint of Simon & Schuster

Publication date

27th August 2015



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