The Monster on Top of the Bed

Suzy & Karrit Volume 1

Children - Grade K-3rd
36 Pages
Reviewed on 11/11/2014
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Monster on Top of the Bed (Suzy & Karrit) (Volume 1) by Alan H. Jordan is a bright and cheerful story book for kids. Suzy hears funny sounds underneath her bed - blimp, blop, bloop - and she finds it difficult to go to sleep. This picture book takes kids on an exciting trip that will motivate them to read and write on their own. The story is narrated through verse and all the scenes come alive through these verses. The interaction between Karrit and Suzy is charming and introduces young readers to new words and concepts. The book is more pictorial than text and it is indeed a visual delight.

I found the book charming. The story through the pictures is captivating and will keep children glued to the story. The questions at the end of the book are also interesting for kids to think about and find answers. Karrit is a lovable monster and he allays the fears children have about monsters. It is an excellent bedtime story and I recommend it to parents and grandparents to buy for their kids and grand kids as it will inspire and motivate them to create their own story based on this one. It is adorable to see Suzy introducing Karrit to vegetables - she gives Karrit tomatoes, carrots and oranges. The story flows nicely with interesting things happening; the conversation between Suzy and Karrit is the highlight of the story.