Bartholomew and the Morning Monsters

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Pub Date 03 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 31 Aug 2021

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Praise for Bartholomew and the Morning Monsters.

'A playful nod to difficult mornings'. --Kirkus

'A solid children's debut for both creators' --Publishers Weekly

'Ruan van Vliet's work is full of humour. Recommend exploring more from @cicadabooks too'. --Matthew Tobin-Klaus Flugge Prize Judge 2021

'This story adds needed humor for kids new to the rush of a morning routine'. --Youth Services Book Review

'A fun riff on a child’s fear of monsters'. -- The AOI

'Full of superb artwork and with a playful storyline, this is yet another brilliant publication from Cicada Books'. -- Paper Ren

'A fun story to share with those who may find mornings a bit of a trial. Superb illustrations throughout!' -- My Shelves Are Full

 

Mornings are never easy - especially when the monsters from last night’s dreams want to stay and play!

Bartholomew struggles to get himself ready as the monsters from last night’s dreams sabotage the most simple of morning routines. A vast purple monster sits on his chest, making it hard to get up. A slug monster slimes his clothes, so he can’t get dressed. Brushing teeth, eating breakfast, and even going to the toilet all present challenges as the monsters mess around at Bartholomew’s expense. Will Bartholomew’s dad ever manage to get him out the door?

Hilarious illustrations bring Bartholomew’s frustration and befuddlement alive in this deceptively simple story that anyone who is not a morning person is bound to relate to.

Praise for Bartholomew and the Morning Monsters.

'A playful nod to difficult mornings'. --Kirkus

'A solid children's debut for both creators' --Publishers Weekly

'Ruan van Vliet's work is full of...


Advance Praise

A playful nod to difficult mornings'. -- Kirkus

'A spot-on depiction of what it’s like to wake up on the wrong side of the bed!' -- Publishers Weekly

'Ruan van Vliet's work is full of humour. Recommend exploring more from @cicadabooks too'. -- Matthew Tobin-Klaus Flugge Prize Judge 2021

'A fun riff on a child’s fear of monsters'. -- The AOI

'Full of superb artwork and with a playful storyline, this is yet another brilliant publication from Cicada Books'. -- Paper Ren

'A fun story to share with those who may find mornings a bit of a trial. Superb illustrations throughout!' -- My Shelves Are Full

A playful nod to difficult mornings'. -- Kirkus

'A spot-on depiction of what it’s like to wake up on the wrong side of the bed!' -- Publishers Weekly

'Ruan van Vliet's work is full of humour...


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ISBN 9781908714848
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This one will be good for lots of laughs. Bartholomew's nighttime monsters are many, varied, and quite the party animals.--so much so that they're not inclined to stop the party when morning comes, and instead make Bartholomew's morning routine a comedy of errors. There is some mild potty humor, but nothing I would consider inappropriate for the classroom. The illustrations were busy and colorful, though they felt a little low-resolution/sketch-style, which sometimes felt a bit flat. Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!

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