The Thing Under My Bed
illustrated by Christopher Martin
Buster loves snacking just before bedtime. Take a peek under his bed and you’d find crumbs, discarded wrappers and half-eaten bits of food. One night, Buster hears strange noises from under his bed! A stomach growling, fingers drumming, feet scratching and a tongue sloshing! Is there really a monster on the prowl for food? Is Buster safe? Read this book and find out for yourself!
About the ‘Monsters In The Mind’ Series of Books
Written by Adeline Foo, this series targeted at children ages 6 and above, feature monsters’ as central characters. These monsters, however, are intangible ones derived from shadows, sounds and imaginations in overdrive. Each story's moral, subtly embedded, touches on positive values such as love, kindness and trust. It is hoped that as children read on and discover that the monsters exist only in their minds, they will banish their fear of them. Other books in this series include Monsters On The Wall, Nu Nu, The Ring-Necked Monster and Guai Wu, The Chinese Elf.
About the Author
A mother of three, Adeline Foo received the inaugural First Time Writers & Illustrators Publishing Initiative Award given by the Media Development Authority and the National Book Development Council of Singapore in 2006. Since then, she has published four books featuring denizens of Singapore’s tropical rainforest, Ben’s Friends from the Rainforest, Secret Hoarder, Lost in the Secret Garden and The Midnight Tree.
The first book was adapted into a cartoon and aired on national TV and showcased at an animation fair in MIPCOM, and Cannes. In June 2008, the National Heritage Board supported Adeline to develop a series of stories entitled Peranakan Fables.
This series for young readers showcases the unique Chinese-Malay-European immigrant hybrid culture of the Peranakans, in The Beaded Slippers, The Kitchen God and The Amulet and Chilli Padi. The Peranakan Fables received excellent reviews in the Singapore press, and even made their way across the globe to the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany and Singapore Day in Melbourne, in October 2008.
Also written by Adeline Foo is Georgette's Mooncakes, available in English and Chinese, the first book in a new series featuring the inspiring works of Singapore’s pioneer artists, using art as a backdrop and the paintbrush as a magical tool.
About the Illustrator
Christopher Martin is Creative Director for Splatter, the second youngest in a family of seven children, and a dedicated husband and father of three great kids. He has exhibited work in Singapore, Malaysia, USA and Australia, and has won major Australian Export Awards for his beautiful artwork. He holds Diplomas in Cartooning and Illustration, and Applied Science, and the stylistic backbone of his artwork is borne of his continuing love, since childhood, of popular culture. His works are colourful, inspired, witty, simple in form and line, sometimes tongue in cheek, light-handed and smart; but they always make you smile.
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Dimension: 253mm x 230mm