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Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Monster on Top of The Bed

Poor little Brandon had been sick with the cold. I don't know if it was something he caught outside at the mall or from Daddy's flu. It's been quite a challenge this week trying to get things organized and especially attending Brandon's needs. I hear things like, "Mommy, boogers coming out!" or "Mommy, wipe nose!" or Mommy, I need to potty!" or "Mommy, can I have some juice?" I have been multitasking like crazy with Brandon, washing dishes, some house cleaning to eliminate cold germs, keeping up with my blog posts, and looking after a sick husband too. I got a bit of a sore throat from one of them, but I'm trying to keep it down and prevent it from getting worse. Moms aren't allowed to get sick. :)

To keep Brandon entertained or get comfy before his bedtime, I read him story books. He loves it when I read him books. The newest book we've read is "The Monster on Top of the Bed" written by Alan Jordan and illustrated by Manuela Pentangelo. The talented author has written such a creative and amusing story that I would read with Brandon over and over again. The illustrations are very cute and colorful as well.

I was lucky to receive a copy of the full sized book and the audio CD with author Alan Jordan's signed autograph. With the extra copy of the book, I donated it to our local library to share it with other children. The librarian was very grateful and it was a nice feeling.

Do you remember the Disney-Pixar movie called Monsters, Inc? The book kinda reminds me of that. The story book is about a little girl named Suzy who discovers a monster under the bed. Actually, it is the monster that thinks of Suzy as "the monster on top of the bed". Suzy soon learns that she does not have to be scared of monsters anymore and befriends Karrit. The story can be helpful to kids who have bedtime fears. Brandon doesn't like sleeping alone, but he is slowly understanding that there's nothing to be afraid of and knowing that I'm always nearby.

- motivates children to read, write, and draw
- helps the child avoid bedtime fears
- helps the child get a good night's sleep
- make new friends
- inspires creativity and imagination

Alan Jordan, author of The Monster on Top of the Bed, urges you to download these files and listen to them, even if you don't order The Monster on Top of the Bed right away.

The Monster on Top of the Bed is available from Once you register on the site, you may view the download 98 .mp3 files where six people perform The Monster on Top of the Bed in English, Spanish and Italian. (There is a track for each two-page spread.) The artists also perform other stories and poetry. This free download is the same material that is available on the CD. In this way, those who buy the big book (without the CD) may also enjoy the performances. It's even possible to download the .mp3 files, and buy the book after your children enjoy the stories.

The story book is available in 3 formats: Full-sized book (paperback or hardcover), Audio CD, and mini booklet. The books and CDs can be purchased directly on their Online Store or on

Follow the link here for details and the giveaway form.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book and audio CD from Alan Jordan (author) at no charge in exchange for a review of my opinion. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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Rachel said...

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa ( may be another choice. i know alot of people use it, its also non alcoholic, though it's effectiveness is not as good as alcohol based cough medicine, but it's still good to use on not so serious sore throat.

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