Time for Bed's Story by Monica Arnaldo

May 20, 2020

Time for Bed's Story
by Monica Arnaldo
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Children's Fiction
Releasing: September 1st


In this engaging, laugh-out-loud funny picture book, a child's bed tells it like it is.

Bed has something to say.
Bed knows you do not like bedtime.
And Bed gets it. But look ...
YOU are not so great, either ...

Bed is fed up. Bed's patience is wearing thin. For years, Bed has put up with the kicking at night, the jumping during the day, not to mention the storing of all manner of stinky items. But enough is enough. Now it's time to consider Bed's feelings ...

In a story that's never been told before, Monica Arnaldo's hilarious picture book explores the point of view of an unusual narrator: a child's bed. Irreverent and full of personality, Arnaldo's Bed is also full of love and compassion, making for a relatable and, ultimately, endearing story. This playful and highly original book offers a lighthearted way to approach discussions on communication, perspective and viewpoint. It can be used to promote critical thinking in young children and an understanding that there are at least two sides to every story. It also contains character education lessons on compassion, respect and empathy.

My Review:⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was so excited to be able to review a kid's book. My kiddos were even more excited about it since we are constantly reading! This is our first book by Monica Arnaldo and we just loved it. The illustrations are perfect and definitely bring a smile to your face and in some instances laughter to my kids. Although this story is definitely geared towards smaller children even my 11 year old enjoyed it. It was an absolutely adorable book. My 4 and 5 year old thought it was a great story. They definitely enjoyed that the story was being told by the bed's point of view. Kind of reminded me of the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Similar to that book the bed gives his all to the little boy no matter how selfish he could be at times. 
I thought this was a great book to bring up the topic of making sure we keep our rooms clean and being gentle with furniture so things last longer. We definitely recommend it!

About the Author:
Monica Arnaldo is an illustrator and author living in Montreal. Her work has appeared in children's magazines, as well as in picture books and middle grade novels. To learn more about her and her books  visit: http://monica-arnaldo.com/

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