Monster Needs His Sleep

Paul Czajak (Author) Wendy Grieb (Illustrator)


It's time for bed, and Monster needs to go to sleep. But he just keeps finding more things to stay awake for! It isn't until Monster admits he is afraid of the dark that he finds a glowing solution to his nighttime problem.

In this playful, rhyming story, Monster shows young readers that, with a little help from a friend, the dark isn't that scary after all.

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Mighty Media Kids
Publish Date
April 15, 2014
10.2 X 0.4 X 9.9 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Paul Czajak got an F with the words "get a tutor" on his college writing paper and, after that, he never thought he'd become a writer. But after spending twenty years as a chemist, he knew his creativity could no longer be contained. Paul lives in New Jersey with his wife and two little monsters. In addition to the Monster & Me(TM) series, he's also the author of Seaver the Weaver, a contributor to The Huffington Post, and a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books.

Wendy Grieb is a professional working in the Los Angeles animation industry and teaching animation. She is also an Annie Award-winning storyboard artist, who has worked as a developmental artist, illustrator, and character designer for companies such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Sony, Klasky-Csupo, White Wolf, and more. She lives in Yorba Linda, California.


The Monster & Me(TM) series is a 2015 Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Award winner for Best Picture Book Series

A Foreword Reviews' 2014 IndieFab Award Finalist for Picture Books

"Czajak and Grieb (Monster Needs a Costume, 2013) pair up once again for a hilarious take on the many creative ways a monster attempts to avoid bedtime. In rollicking rhyme, a young boy narrates the story of how he repeatedly tries to get Monster into bed. ... young readers will appreciate seeing a child in charge of the situation and providing the solution. Sure to be a welcome choice for the going-to-bed time that never seems to end." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Whoa, just look at that awesome cover art...don't you wanna dive right in? ... The story is just as great as the first one we reviewed and the book is just amazing to look at. ... This was the perfect monster bedtime story. We love what Paul Czajak is doing and you should too." -- Lil' Blonde Monsters Blog

"Featuring an endearing character children will adore, this imaginative book will be hard to put down...even at bedtime!" -- Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, author of Pirate Princess and Chicks Run Wild

"I loved Monster Needs His Sleep -- the perfect book for calming any night-fearing little monster." -- Paul Howard, illustrator of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Monster Needs a Costume reviews:
"...Given the jaunty flow of the story and the humorous details on every page, put this at the top of the list for unscary options come October." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The bouncy rhymes and childlike enthusiasm of the monster in this story--plus his silly ultimate costume decision--are sure to get young kids giggling." -- Brian Lies, author of Bats at the Ball Game