Wednesday, August 11, 2021

"Bartholomew and the Morning Monsters" - a bookwrap

 

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Bartholomew and the Morning Monsters


 Authored by Sophie Berger

Illustrated by Ruan van Vliet




Specs



* Ages:  3-7

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Length:  28 pages

* Publisher:  Cicada Books

* Pub. Date:  Aug. 3, 2021

* Language:  English



Editorial Reviews



"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


"A fun riff on a child's fear of monsters". - The AOl


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


Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You



















The Book  



 Every night Bartholomew and his monster friends have a wild rumpus in Bartholomew's room.  Everyone has a blast, so much so,  that in the morning the monsters want to party on!  Unfortunately Bartholomew has to get up and start his day totally exhausted.  The monster brigade impedes his ability to get dressed, brush his teeth, find his hairbrush, or even tie up his shoelaces.  Oh my! Bartholomew is in a pickle and his morning is a disaster!  Will he be able to get ready and get his life sorted for the school day ahead?  


The illustrations are such fun. They are full of colour, action and expression.  The monsters are not scary which is a good thing and kids will love observing the diversity of the characters.  The story is relatable and will appeal to both young and old.  I highly recommend the book. 



Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


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Meet the Author




 Sophie Berger is a recent English graduate from Australia, whose writing has been published on Mama Mia and other influential blogs.





About the Illustrator


Ruan van Vliet is a Dublin-based illustrator whose bright, smudgy artwork is distinctively expressive and absurdist. His self-initiated projects include clothing, paintings and animation. His clients include KT, Vans and Noble Rot, as well as countless independent music labels. 



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