For any child who has trouble going to sleep, here is a funny, imaginative, and ultimately empowering bedtime book about a girl who takes control of her nightmare and shows a group of monsters that she’s the boss of her dreams. In this creative bedtime book, a girl finds herself in a nightmare filled with snarling “beasties.” By her side is a little T-Rex named Ben, a stuffed animal who comes alive in her dreams. When she realizes that she’s in the middle of a bad dream, the plucky main character uses problem-solving and quick thinking to take control of the nightmare. She turns the tables on the beasties–asserting that she is the boss and directing the ultimately harmless monsters in a silly movie before reading them a story and tucking them in so they can all–finally–get a decent night’s sleep.
Leslie Staub is a children’s book author and illustrator from New Orleans, LA. She works in her studio in the country north of there with her dog, Rabbit, and all the wild creatures who live in the woods.