The Monster on Top of the Bed - Creative Edition - Printable .pdf file

Children love to write and read Top of the Bed - Creative Edition

What if the monster under the bed was scared of the monster on top of the bed?

Meet Karrit, a friendly monster who lives under the bed of a little girl named Suzy. Karrit often heard Suzy doing kind things, and he wanted to be her friend. But one day he heard Suzy mention eating karrits… could it possibly be true? 

One day Karrit was brave enough to climb above the bed to meet Suzy. He figured if he was friendly enough, Suzy wouldn’t eat him. But what would happen when the monster from under the bed met the girl who slept on top? 

The Monster On Top of the Bed is a heartwarming story about two opposites who discover they have fears and dreams in common, even though they live on different sides of the bed. 

Find out what happens to Karrit and Suzy in this charming children’s book that’s suitable for children of all ages. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Monster on Top of the Bed - Creative Edition, with My Monster on Top of the Bed was created to encourage children to write their own story.

 EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS ON AMAZON.COM

By 
Mihaela - See all my reviews
 
This review is from: The Monster on Top of the Bed - Creative Edition: With My Monster on Top of the Bed to encourage children to write their own story (Suzy & Karrit) (Volume 2) (Paperback)
This is not your regular book for children. This is a wonderful educational and interactive experience for your little ones. The Monster on Top of The Bed takes advantage of the latest technology in pop-up text allowing children to have an interactive journey in a world of monsters and friends :)

The book tells the story of a little girl named Suzy, who loved jumping on her bed. All this jumping scared the little critter living under Suzy’s bed…nevertheless, slowly Karrit and Suzy grew to know each other. Karrit is a funny looking critter looking like a monster to Suzy, he has red, scaly legs, and a blue nose. Suzy looks quite scary to Karrit also…she eats “toes of matoes” amd “dogs that are hot”. They kept getting to know each other better until one day they both realized that they didn’t have to be scared of each other…they didn’t not think of each other as monsters anymore :) Suzy and Karrit became best friends… 
 

Fountain pens and calligraphy markers so their book would be as perfect as possible, January 13, 2015

By 
Jami Smith - See all my reviews
 
This review is from: The Monster on Top of the Bed - Creative Edition: With My Monster on Top of the Bed to encourage children to write their own story (Suzy & Karrit) (Volume 2) (Paperback)
My children had a blast creating their own version of the story. We spent our first snow day of the season spread out at the kitchen table sharing our ideas and rough drafts. Once the time came to "publish" the process became a while new creature. My older girls had dictionaries and thesaurus, fountain pens and calligraphy markers so their book would be as perfect as possible. The younger two chose bright gel pens, and glitter pens. I brought out the light box with the lined template sl the kids' writing would be straight. It was a great craft and teaching project. I challenged everyone to make their version different, my son even taught his monster to count in English and French. Once everyone was finished, which ended up being a two day process, we sat and compared our stories. I think I enjoyed it more than the kids.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book, On Kindle and Paperback! A Must Have For Any Child!, January 26, 2015

By 
Tracy - See all my reviews
 
This review is from: The Monster on Top of the Bed - Creative Edition: With My Monster on Top of the Bed to encourage children to write their own story (Suzy & Karrit) (Volume 2) (Paperback)

This as an adorable book that I had the opportunity to review with my little guy. My Monster on Top of the Bed is an adorable story which all children are going to love. Because my kiddo doesn't use electronics yet, we read the paperback version. He is just enthralled with the story because he LOVES monsters!

 The Monster on Top of the Bed is actually a family a family of books, audio books, and activity guides that you and your child can use together. They help your kiddo banish their fear of monsters, but also learn to count, color, and strengthen their phonics.

Although my child does not use electronics, I checked out the Kindle version of this book. It is absolutely awesome and takes advantage of all the latest technology. This is not the normal, "turn the page and read" kid's book. The Kindle version of My Monster on Top of the Bed has many cute functions that will keep your child interested and learning as they read.
 While reading, your kiddo has the ability to double click any word in the story, and see it pop up in large format.

I would highly recommend this book to any adult wanting to purchase for a child. I read it to my little guy each night. It is an adorable story and your kiddo or child in your life is going to adore it! The Kindle version is an incredible value, which I will be using down the road.

5.0 out of 5 stars Cute & fun story for kids, January 24, 2015      

By 
Jessa - See all my reviews
 
This review is from: The Monster on Top of the Bed - Creative Edition: With My Monster on Top of the Bed to encourage children to write their own story (Suzy & Karrit) (Volume 2) (Paperback)

This book is about a girl named Suzy who meets a little monster named Karret from under her bed. You soon learn that it was the monster, Karret who was afraid of the little girl since she would bounce up and down on the bed, afraid that he would be crushed by her. He also was afraid of her because he thought she actually ate living things such as dogs that are hot by overhearing her. She then explains that it was a hot dog that she ate and not an actual living dog. Suzy and Karret are no longer afraid of each other and become great friends.
It was a fun and cute ebook to read. The illustration is really lovely and colorful. I enjoyed reading this to my baby girl and I am sure she enjoyed it as well since she had her eyes glued on the tablet. I would definitely recommend this book to kids because it has a good moral behind the story about how to make friends and to always treat others how you would want to be treated.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Monster on Top of the Bed, January 22, 2015
By 
Amy Groves - See all my reviews
 
The Monster on Top of the bed is such a cute story. Suzy is a little girl that has a monster under her bed named Karrit. They become good friends. Karrit is scared of stuff, just like Suzy. When she jumps on the bed it sounds like Thunder. All of the things that Suzy talks about sound so scary to Karrit but she explains the scary stuff. Alan Jordan, and the Jordan Press are wonderful.

We love this book. There are so many options to bring up new ideas and new ways for the story to go, so many topics to cover. It's great when we find books like this one, that let the story go as far as her imagination can take it. This book has turned into a must have. She has read it with her cousins and friends with and without the cd. This is a great book and we highly recommend it.
 Children's Book Review: The Monster on Top of The Bed Creative Edition Companion by Alan H Jordan, November 13, 2014
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artistryandmore - See all my reviews
 
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Children's Book Review: The Monster on Top of The Bed Creative Edition Companion by Alan H Jordan

A great addition to the homeschooling mom's library

I purchased The Monster on Top of The Bed Creative Edition Companion by Alan H Jordan today, and decided to read it with Ally. When you buy the printed book, you also get a free version of the Kindle edition, which can be read on a Kindle or just about any phone, tablet or computer with a free Kindle app.

Reading with Ally

We laid down on the floor, she sat on my back and we stared into the screen at my Kindle Cloud Reader.

Ally is still pretty young, and although she enjoys sitting with me when I read with Faith,she tends to get bored pretty easily and usually scampers off at about the halfway point. It was the first time we were reading a book on my Chromebook however, so that may have had something to do with it, because she loved the experience. By the time we reached page seven,
she was off my back and laying right next to me pointing at the screen and fascinated by the words popping up at her every time I double clicked.

The Monster on Top of The Bed takes advantage of the latest technology, which applies the pop-up text to the digital book, allowing children to have an interactive, interesting experience.

At first, I was a bit flustered. Although the pop-up text did make it easier to read the print which may be hard to see for those with vision problems, having to double click to pop-up and double click again to move on to the next section eventually got to feel a bit too repetitive. Then, I figured out that it works like a toggle. Once, you turn it on, all you have to do is tap the right side of the screen, and it goes to the new section of pop-up text.

The story itself is quite interesting, adding bit of a twist on the typical children's under the bed monster story book with role reversal.

Play and learn

The Creative Edition which we read is a combination of two books, My Monster on Top of the Bed, which has no words. Children get to write their own story right in the book and The Monster on Top of the Bed with the second part of the book allowing your child to explore their ability to retain information, and to notice changes in the pictures, by asking them relevant
discussion questions. (It's great for homeschooling.)

I am looking forward to exploring the printed version book with my five year old, to see if she is able to notice the way the stuffed animals move around the room, and whether it will peak her curiosity and problem solving abilities.

A wonderful message

Overall, the story has a great message. Suzy although was initially frightened of her new companion, because he looked different and scary, she did not scream or ask him to leave. She was kind and respectful, and in the end learned that he was more afraid of her than she was of him. Although it's never mentioned, the characters model The Golden Rule. Children don't like fiction books to teach them, but they love to discover! With bullying being so prevalent lately, this book provides a great way to let our children discover that we should take the time to know people first. I loved the message, and as a mom, I enjoyed reading the story as well, which is key for me. And, I know that I will enjoy reading the story over and over and over again to appease my little ones. I'm going to send the receipt for my book to a special email and get a free .mp4 file that reads the same audio tracks that are on the CD version. It reads the story in English, Spanish and Italian. How cool is that?
 

ADVANTAGES OF THE PDF EDITION

With this edition, you can print some or all of the pages for our child, or each of your children. This allows them to write their own story, making many changes. Then, you can buy the paperback edition of MY Monster on Top of the Bed, or the Creative Edition paperback edition and your child or children can be extra proud of the story that they write directly on the beautiful artwork.  
 

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You're investing less than the cup of coffee at Starbucks for many hours of fun with and for your children. Buy a copy now, and help your child (or children) love to read and write!

 

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Your child or grandchild is really the author of the first part of this book. When a child writes their own story directly on the Manuela Pentangelo’s artwork, they develop a strong sense of self confidence. Almost universally, when children read their story to parents, grandparents and other adults, who “oooh” and “ahh” over the book that they wrote, their self-esteem rises. If a child needs inspiration, they simply turn to the back of the combined book and find the story The Monster on Top of the Bed.

But, the benefits don't stop there. Often, after a child re-reads a story that they authored, they begin to read other stories to get inspirations for the next story that they want to write. Night fears are likely to melt away because the child has figured out their own solution. This is especially true when they read their book to parents, grandparents and other adults, who praise them and reinforce the child’s own ideas. The Monster on Top of the Bed was written for children between the ages of three to seven, but many older children have a lingering, or subconscious, fear of monsters. When they read the story to younger siblings, they also benefit.

If you’re not familiar with The Monster on Top of the Bed, here’s a synopsis:

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Suzy, who used to jump up and down on her bed having just a great time. This scared a young critter named Karrit who lived under Suzy’s bed. But, Karrit heard Suzy do all sorts of nice things for people, and he wanted her to be his friend. Still, Suzy ate strange things like cakes made out of pans (pancakes) and the toes of toemays (tomatoes) and—he couldn’t believe it—he heard her talk about eating something truly horrendous.

One day Karrit heard Suzy tell her mother that she was lonely and needed a friend. Because of that Karrit decided to visit Suzy, and Suzy got to meet him. At first Suzy was scared of Karrit. After all, he had red, scaly legs, and a blue nose, but he seemed a little scared too. Suzy treated Karrit the way that she would want to be treated if she had gone to his house.

Suzy figured out what was confusing Karrit, and she was sorry to have scared him. She showed him a hotdog (she didn’t eat dogs that were hot) a tomato (she didn’t eat the toes of matoes) and a carrot (she definitely didn’t eat Karrits).

Suzy made Karrit feel that she liked him, and that she wanted him to be happy. Because of that, the two of them played. They kept getting to know each other better until one day they both realized that they didn’t have to be afraid of each other, and that it was a mistake for each of them to think the other was a “monster.” Suzy and Karrit became best friends, and neither was afraid of monsters again.

 

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