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A Christmas Monster Story: Emma and the Present for Her Friend Abigail

By: Mary Fern
Narrated by: Calum Barclay
Length: 21 mins
5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Summary

Is your child difficult to get to sleep at bed time? Then help is here with The Christmas Monster series.

Part of Mary Fern's best-selling Bedtime Series, these books are specially designed to help calm children. They have a wonderful Christmas Holiday theme with Monster helping to choose last minute presents and get them to Santa in time. 

No one really knows what sparks off these feelings of insecurity at night time. They can be triggered by so many different things. 

Mary Fern’s Monster Books are aimed at calming down and reassuring children that they are safe and secure when they are tucked up in their beds. And indeed the Monster Under The Bed is there to look after them and reassure them.

Young minds are full of all the excitement of the day and they are not old enough yet to understand why they feel the way they do. While we associate going to bed and sleeping with rest and relaxation, children can sometimes become stressed and anxious as they are parted from their parents and siblings and worry about being left alone. 

Mary Fern’s ‘Monster Under The Bed Books’ have been carefully written and designed to help anxious children find restful sleep and to part with their fears.

The tone and pace of the book are purposefully set to help a child wind down after an exciting day. The book is full of reassurances and helps them to focus on an inner calm. The Monster is there to hold their hand whenever they need it. The message is a clear one: that even though they might be in their own bedroom, they are never truly alone. The suggestions continue…it might be a story, but the underlying message is that it's sleep time, and that their bed is a cozy safe place to be. 

©2018 Mary Fern (P)2018 Mary Fern

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No more feeling of being alone

Our daughter no longer feels alone in her bed now. We read to her, and then when we leave the room, set the audible book playing, so hearing the voice reassure her and helps her drift off to sleep.

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Good story length

Just the right tone and length of story which helps my kids drift off into an easy sleep.

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Spoilt for choice

Kids love to have a lot to choose from, and this series certainly gives you them that. The stories are all as good as each other – well written and entertaining.

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Very enjoyable

Most enjoyable series of stories – especially good for Christmas and teaching the kids that Christmas is not only about receiving – it’s about giving and thinking of others too!

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Imaginative

Very imaginative books, which are well narrated – great for kids to listen to and learn from.

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Cracking Christmas!

What a cracking series of books – what more can I say!It's really an awesome audio book.