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This Book is Not a Bedtime Story

Written by Eoin McLaughlin

Illustrated by Robert Starling

Bedtime Stories for Children Books for Babies and Toddlers Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Humorous

LoveReading View on This Book is Not a Bedtime Story

Renowned author Eoin McLaughlin and award-nominated illustrator Rob Starling join forces to create a hilarious, not-so-spooky tale. A brilliant tale that reassures children, makes them laugh and gets them ready for a peaceful night's sleep.


This Book is Not a Bedtime Story Synopsis

This book is NOT a bedtime story. It's scary, strange and rather gory. Bedtime stories make you sleepy. This book won't. It's much too CREEPY.

Except it isn't... this book is told by a group of monsters who think they're very scary, but in fact they're not - they're cute and cuddly. They try their hardest to scare you - in a haunted house, creepy wood, ghostly ship and darkest dark, but each time they fail! The problem is, these monsters aren't at all spooky. They're a bit silly, actually. And a bit cuddly. In fact, they share the insecurities and worries of us humans and all they want is a cosy, snoozy good night's sleep. Despite the title of this book it really is a bedtime story. 

This Book is Not a Bedtime Story Press Reviews

'Robert Starling's mock scary scenes of the would-be terrifying beasties ... are hilarious; and there are some deliciously funny words spoken by bit part players ... it's most certainly one to share with youngsters. They'll relish it, as will adult readers aloud, and the former will more than likely demand immediate re-reads.' - Red Reading Hub

'This is a PERFECT bedtime story, banishing worries about scary monsters, laugh-out-loud funny and filled with gorgeous, bright illustrations.' - It's All About Stories

'This brightly coloured book is ... perfect to snuggle up to while settling in for a good night's sleep.' - Creative Steps

'Hilarious... perfect for those last minute chuckles before bed!' - My Shelves Are Full blog

'Striking artwork ... and simple rhymes are great fun to read together. A lovely book for bedtime or any time.' - Children's Books Ireland, 'Books to Make Tings Better'

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ISBN: 9781843654384
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Pavilion Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781843654384
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Eoin McLaughlin
Illustrator: Robert Starling
Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Pavilion Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Bedtime Reading, Family / Home Stories, Humorous

About Eoin McLaughlin

Eoin was born in Ireland and now lives in Peckham with his wife and their baby. When he's not hugging them, he's writing more stories. This is his debut picture book, with many more in the pipeline.

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