Children's Fiction Chapter Books
- Initial publish date
- Sep 2017
- Chapter Books, Friendship, Monsters
- Recommended Age
- 6 to 8
- Recommended Grade
- 1 to 3
- Publish Date
- Sep 2017
- List Price
Where to buy it
From the team who brought you If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur comes a laugh-out-loud early chapter book about befriending the monster under the bed.
There's a monster under Leo's bed making a ruckus every night. When Leo needs to go to the bathroom, he leaps from the bed to the door -- careful not to put his feet on the floor within the monster's reach. But one night Leo gets tired of being scared and boldly calls out to the monster to see if they can't just work something out. Surprisingly, the monster listens, and Leo finds out that even enormous monsters have fears! Leo and his monster, Fred, team up to face their fears, each with his own unique strengths. Over the course of five easy-to-read chapters, their friendship blooms as they face everything from bullies to bedbugs. A funny and endearing tale of two very different and unlikely friends, in the tradition of Bink and Gollie and Frog and Toad.
About the authors
Linda Bailey a jonglé longtemps avec l'idée d'écrire, mais ce n'est qu'après avoir eu ses deux filles qu'elle a lancé sa carrière d'auteure. Elle a écrit des albums, des romans et aussi des livres informatifs. Linda a beaucoup voyagé dans sa vie et ses livres aussi! Certains sont publiés en Chine, en Corée, en Australie, en Grèce, en Pologne et dans de nombreux autres pays.
Linda Bailey has written more than twenty books for children in a number of different genres, including the best-selling Stanley-the-dog series, Toads on Toast, and most recently, If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur (Si jamais tu avais un dinosaure...). Linda has garnered a long list of honours in Canada such as the Ontario Blue Spruce Award, the Atlantic Provinces Hackmatack Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Vancouver, BC.
Colin Jack est l'illustrateur très talentueux de la série Galaxy Zack et 1 Zany Zoo, ainsi que de nombreux albums jeunesse. Il œuvre également en tant que scénariste en images et créateur de personnages pour DreamWorks et a notamment travaillé sur Hôtel Transylvania, Glurp Attack et Ed, Edd et Eddy. Colin est né à Vancouver, mais réside à Redwood City, en Californie.
Colin Jack has illustrated several books for children, including the Galaxy Zack series, Toads on Toast, and If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur. He also works as a story artist and character designer at DreamWorks Studios. He lives in California with his wife and two kids.
- Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Award
An Amazon "Best of the Month" Pick (September 2017)
One of CCBC’S Best Books for Kids & Teens (2018)
"A boy tackles his under-the-bed nighttime monster and his insecurities with curiosity, kindness, and a bit of wisdom. . . . In the first of a new series, this [book] incorporates themes of friendship, bullying, and school angst, offers satisfying conclusions, and gives readers good reason to empathize with Leo and his alter ego, Fred. A welcome new pair of friends for the chapter-book set." --Kirkus Reviews
"[A]ward-winning children’s author Linda Bailey and Vancouver-born illustrator Colin Jack have whipped up five engaging, funny, and non-intimidating short chapters." --Quill & Quire
"4/4… a satisfying story… Under-the-Bed Fred is a sure winner… Highly recommended." --CM Magazine
Other titles by Linda Bailey
Other titles by Colin Jack
The Blunders: A Counting Catastrophe!
Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Enter Stage Left (Two Dogs in a Trench Coat #4)
Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go on a Class Trip (Two Dogs in a Trench Coat #3)
Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Start a Club by Accident (Two Dogs in a Trench Coat #2)
Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School (Two Dogs in a Trench Coat #1)
Alien Hunter's Handbook
How To Look For Extra-Terrestrial Life