It isn’t often that I review more than one book by an author. However, I couldn’t resist. Goodnight, Little Monster had me smiling ear-to-ear throughout the story. I will admit, at first, I only planned on reading the book for my own enjoyment. Once I was done, I knew I had to share it with my readers. This one is just too cute to pass up.

Book Details

Goodnight Little Monster

Title:  Goodnight, Little Monster
Author:  Helen Ketteman
Illustrator:  Bonnie Leick

Publisher:  Two Lions
Available Editions:  Kindle | Hardcover | Paperback

Pages:  32 pages

Age Range:  3-5
Grade Level:  Preschool – 2
Lexile Measure:  AD270L

Summary:  Little Monster needs to get ready for bed. That means howling at the moon, scrubbing his scales, getting into his creepy PJs, and enjoying a nice snack before bed: worm juice and baked beetle bread. And, of course, Little Monster’s mother is nearby to tuck Little Monster into bed and turn on his night-light—because even little monsters can be afraid of the dark. Bonnie Leick’s soft, child-friendly illustrations rendered in watercolor bring a new and quiet twist to the evening’s bedtime ritual. Sweet dreams, Little Monster!  [Source:]

Book Quotes

The sun is setting and dusk is descending. Little Monster steps out onto the porch to welcome the twilight. His mother reminds him that bedtime is soon.

“It’s dark, Little Monster!

Bedtime is soon.

Come out on the porch

to howwwllll at the moon.”

Mother Monster soon takes Little Monster through his night-time routine. From the opening rhyme, this charming book will keep you eagerly turning page after page. It took me back to when I would put my own little monster to bed.

What I Enjoyed About This Book

  • Everything! Seriously. This book is full of appeal.

  • The soft, warm tones of the illustrations are perfect for a bedtime story.

  • Children will easily relate to the night-time routine.

  • The way the author shows that Little Monster is afraid of children, which in turn, will help to ease a child’s night-time fear. Monsters aren’t so scary after all.

  • Although I haven’t read it, there is another book in this series entitled, Go  to School, Little Monster. 

In Summary

The simple rhymes will engage a child, and enchant even the older reader. I can imagine the melodic sound as a mother recites it to put their youngster to bed. This would also be an easy book for a child learning to read on their own.

The Kindle version of this book is currently free for Prime members as of the date of this blog post. If you aren’t yet reading to your child at night, this is the perfect opportunity to start. Pick-up a copy of Goodnight, Little Monster and introduce a new nightly routine into your home. Your child will thank you for it, and you will cherish the memories. 

Sweet dreams,

K. Lamb