Book Review: The Monster on Top of the Bed by Alan H. Jordan

51Yy-NLOynLTitle: The Monster on Top of the Bed & My Monster on Top of the Bed
Author: Alan H. Jordan
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Age Group: Children
Rating: 5 stars
Buy: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Suzy, who used to jump up and down on her bed having just a great time. This scared a young critter named Karrit who lived under Suzy’s bed and he wanted her to be his friend. Still, Suzy ate strange things like cakes made out of pans (pancakes) and the toes of toemays (tomatoes) and—he couldn’t believe it—he heard her talk about eating something truly horrendous.

One day Karrit heard Suzy tell her mother that she was lonely and needed a friend. Because of that Karrit decided to visit Suzy. At first Suzy was afraid of Karrit, who had red, scaly legs, and a blue nose. But Suzy noticed that Karrit seemed scared of her too. So, Suzy treated Karrit the way that she would want to be treated if she had gone to his house.

As they grew to know each other, Suzy figured out why Karrit was afraid of her, and she was sorry to have scared him. She showed him a hotdog (she didn’t eat dogs that were hot) a tomato (she didn’t eat the toes of matoes) and a carrot (she definitely didn’t eat Karrits).

Suzy made Karrit feel that she liked him, and that she wanted him to be happy. Because of that, they kept getting to know each other better until one day they both realized that they didn’t have to be afraid of each other, and that it was a mistake for each of them to think of the other as a “monster.” Suzy and Karrit became best friends, and neither was afraid of monsters again.

The Monster on Top of the Bed is an adorable, cute book about Suzy, a little girl, and the monster living under her bed. The monster’s name is Karrit, and he’s actually not all that bad. When he overhears Suzy telling her Mom she’s lonely, Karrit decides to pay her a visit. At first, Suzy is scared of the monster, but Karrit is just as scared of her – after all, she eats the craziest things! Like cakes made of pans, toes of toemays and something even worse than all that! She even ate carrots, which sounds suspiciously like Karrit!

When Suzy figures out Karrit is afraid of her, she shows him all the things he’s supposedly so afraid of, and the two of them become great friends. The ending is heart-warming. The illustrations are colorful and lovely, and they fit the theme. The book also allows kids for the option to come up with a story of their own, which is a great addition.


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  2. Hi, I just wanted to thank you for this review, and let you know about that I am in the process of creating an on-line course where parents and their children actually use the Monster on Top of the Bed together to write their own book.Perhaps you would like to participate by doing a video? To give you an idea of what this course will be like, take a look at this page, and follow the links on it to see different courses that are now live. Also, I’d appreciate it if you would write a post or two on the value of my online courses. This sampler course is free

  3. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing the really helpful review on “The Monster on Top of the Bed”, It’s really helpful for new readers.

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