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A Christmas Monster Story: Olivia and the Present for Her Cat Lucky

By: Mary Fern
Narrated by: Calum Barclay
Length: 20 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 5-7
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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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Ahhh…sleeping children

Not all of the time, but most of the time, my kids are fast asleep before the end of the book! Although, sometimes they do stay awake to listen to the end of the story as they like it so much. This series is one of the latter, but they go to sleep straight after, dreaming of the Christmas monster and the adventures he has in the magic Christmas mall!

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Last part of the bedtime routine

Playing the audible books is the most enjoyable part of our kids bedtime routine. We enjoy it as much as they do!

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Great for tired eyes…

After working most of the day looking at a computer screen, it’s lovely to come home and be able to just listen to the audible stories, instead of reading them. This way, I get to enjoy them at the same time as my child, which is great.

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Good value for money

I bought the first bundle of 3, and after listening to them, decided to go back and purchase the bigger bundle, as I know my kids would love them. Well narrated too.

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Monsters are helpful!

Monsters helping kids to sort their problems out – what a great idea! Keep them coming Mary!