My Monster on Top of the Bed
by Alan H. Jordan and Manuela Pentangelo
A little girl named Suzy who used to jump up and down on her bed having a wonderful time was actually scaring a young critter named Karrit who lived under Suzy’s bed, but Karrit heard Suzy do all kinds of nice things for people, and he wanted to make friends with her. There was something strange though that he didn’t understand about Suzy in that she ate strange things, and the list went on and on.
One day Karrit heard Suzy tell her mother that she was lonely and needed a friend because of that Karrit decided to visit Suzy, and Suzy got to meet him. At first Suzy was scared of Karrit. After all, he had red, scaly legs, and a blue nose, but he seemed a little scared too. Suzy treated Karrit the way that she would want to be treated if she had gone to his house.Suzy found out that Karrit didn’t understand some English words. Suzy figured out what was confusing Karrit, and she was sorry to have scared him. She showed him a hotdog & that she didn’t eat dogs that were hot and other things that were not understandable to her new friend Karrit especially not carrots (Karrits).
Suzy made Karrit feel that she liked him, and that she wanted him to be happy because of that, the two of them played. 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 the other was a “monster.” Suzy and Karrit became best friends, and neither was afraid of monsters again.
My thoughts and opinion:
Too cute. What a wonderful way to teach children there are really no monsters under the bed, and monsters were only things you make up in your head. I love the grandmother’s saying for sure, “You’re welcome to stay until I say, “Nay”! Then it’s time to go, and you can’t say, “NO”! Isn’t that great? Plus there was another thing that Suzy did that I caught and that was she treated her new different friend the way she would like to be treated as if she was under the bed, and she popped into Kerritt’s house. A sort of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”! It’s a great book to read to your children any time of day, but I also think it’s a great book to use for home schooling like of kindergarten or first grade age. This book definitely get a thumbs up from XmasDolly!
*Disclaimer: Opinion in this Post is 100% my own and no monetary compensation was given. I received a product sample in order to facilitate my honest review.