The Monster Under The Bed - 10th Birthday on 31st January 2015
Monsters in children's fiction - what is it that makes people shy away from buying a book about a monster?
Children like a hint of something scary, read to them in a safe environment, as long as all is well in the end. ...so go on, buy a copy... I dare you to!
Books about monsters can even help children who are scared of the dark - there are lists of books for just this purpose - and The Monster Under The bed is right up there on the search lists.
Most fears are rooted in fear of the unknown, so making monsters fun goes a long way towards allaying those fears.