Theres No Such Thing as Monsters by Steve Smallman

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Synopsis

Little Bear is beyond excited. And Big Bear is, too. For the first time ever, each is sleeping in his own bedroom, as all big bears do.

But when Little Bear snuggles down to sleep without Big Bear, everything feels different. Is that a monster he sees and footsteps he hears? Who's slowly opening the door...?

In this going-to-bed story beset by runaway imaginations, these brothers and "best buds" show their mutual care and concern for the other until both fall fast asleep.

Pedler's illustrations in bold, primary colour practically leap off the page in a book honoring this childhood rite of passage.


 

About Steve Smallman

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Robert William Dunn was born in Paisley, Scotland and currently lives with his daughter, Emily, son, Caius, and wife, Clare, in South Lanarkshire. He studied Illustration at the then College of Building & Printing in Glasgow. Before illustrating full time he scraped a living drawing caricatures and illustrating magazines. Steve Smallman is the author of numerous children's books, including A Hug for Humphrey, The Lamb Who Came to Dinner and Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater. A father of four grown-up children, Steve now has grandchildren to test his stories on. His latest picture book, Dragon Stew, was Highly Commended at the Sheffield Children's Book Awards.
 
Published August 9, 2009 by Little Tiger Press. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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