This Book is Not a Bedtime Story

I had a LOT of fun coming up with the monster gang for this book. Eoin's text is full of warmth and humour, and I tried to bring this out in the illustrations; it's part spooky and part silly!

This book is NOT a bedtime story.


It’s scary, strange and rather gory.


Bedtime stories make you sleepy.


This book won’t. It’s much too CREEPY.


Except it isn’t… this book is told by a group of monsters who think they’re very scary, but in fact they’re not – they’re cute and cuddly.  They try their hardest to scare you – in a haunted house, creepy wood, ghostly ship and darkest dark, but each time they fail! The problem is, these monsters aren’t at all spooky. They’re a bit silly, actually. And a bit cuddly. In fact, they share the insecurities and worries of us humans and all they want is a cosy, snoozy good night’s sleep.


Despite the title of this book it really is a bedtime story. A brilliant tale that reassures children, makes them laugh and gets them ready for a peaceful night’s sleep.