Author: Bethany Ramos, Emiliano Billai
Publisher: Saturn's Moon Press
Publishing Date: 2016
There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed tells the story of a boy who can’t go to sleep because of all the monster bunnies keeping him up at night. Told in the first-person narrative, the little boy delays bedtime, using his flashlight and hand to create scary and silly bunny shadow puppets on the wall. According to the boy, friendly, spooky characters like the Bumbie (bunny zombie), Were-bunny (werewolf bunny), Bunny-stein (bunny Frankenstein), and Count Hop-ula come to visit him in the night. At the end of the book, his mother comforts him to sleep by telling him to let his imagination rest — and put the flashlight away.
(From Pump up your book)
I have a seven month old boy, but I would guess right now he's too little to understand the concept of monsters underneath my bed. While the colors seem to be frightening, especially the countless monsters that want to play with the little boy, I would imagine that the story might be a good counter-suit to terrible and horrible monsters. Perhaps as well the story will encourage imagination and tend to "humanize" the monsters.
This is for Pump Up Your Book
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)