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Children's Fiction Bedtime & Dreams

Time for Bed's Story

illustrated by Monica Arnaldo

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
Bedtime & Dreams, Humorous Stories, Imagination & Play
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 3 to 7


In this engaging, laugh-out-loud funny picture book, a child's bed tells it like it is.

Bed has something to say. Bed knows you do not like bedtime. And Bed gets it. But look ... YOU are not so great, either ...

Bed is fed up. Bed's patience is wearing thin. For years, Bed has put up with the kicking at night, the jumping during the day, not to mention the storing of all manner of stinky items. But enough is enough. Now it's time to consider Bed's feelings ...

In a story that's never been told before, Monica Arnaldo's hilarious picture book explores the point of view of an unusual narrator: a child's bed. Irreverent and full of personality, Arnaldo's Bed is also full of love and compassion, making for a relatable and, ultimately, endearing story. This playful and highly original book offers a lighthearted way to approach discussions on communication, perspective and viewpoint. It can be used to promote critical thinking in young children and an understanding that there are at least two sides to every story. It also contains character education lessons on compassion, respect and empathy.

About the author


Monica Arnaldo a grandi à Ottawa où elle avait parfois accès aux forts de ses frères. En tant qu'artiste, elle mélange des techniques d'art qui crée des images remplies de vie et de caractère. Monica est l'auteure-illustratrice de trois albums illustrés. Elle habite à Montréal avec son conjoint et sa fille.


Monica Arnaldo grew up in Ottawa where she was sometimes allowed inside her older brother's forts. Drawn to illustration by her passion for children's books, she combines a variety of media to create images full of character. Monica is the author-illustrator of three picture books. She and her husband live in Montreal with their daughter.


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Editorial Reviews

... a stroke of conceptual genius.

New York Times

There's a nice blend of snark and warmth in this offbeat furniture narrative ...

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

For a story hour about out-of-the-box thinking, this is a novel, cheerful way to get children to view things from a different perspective.

School Library Journal

A cute, original, and funny book for younger readers.

Kirkus Reviews

... recommended for home and school libraries ...

CM Magazine

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