A gentle blend of spooky and sweet, I Will Read to You is a unique rhyming bedtime tale about empathy, storytime...and monsters.
Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved stories--scary ones about skeletons and witches, giants and ghosts, vampires, dragons, mummies and goblins. But he wondered...do monsters have anyone to read to them
? Armed with only a book and a flashlight (and with his bemused mother in tow), he travels through the night, calling together every monster he can think of to make sure they get the bedtime story they need.
Delightfully spooky and surprisingly tender, I Will Read to You
celebrates monsters, stories, and the way a good book can bring us together.
(Don't forget to find the little orange monster hidden on almost every page!)Author:
Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublished:
8.70h x 11.20w x 0.60dISBN:
Ages 9-12Review Citation(s): Publishers Weekly
08/01/2023 pg. 59Horn Book Magazine
09/01/2023 pg. 29School Library Journal
08/25/2023 pg. 1
About the AuthorCharles Santoso
Gideon Sterer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Owl, From Ed's to Ned's, Not Your Nest!, The Night Knights, and The Midnight Fair, among others. Gideon grew up in upstate New York where his parents owned a little zoo, in which he would run around after hours and let the animals out. He now lives in the Hudson Valley and invites you to visit him online at gideonsterer.com and @gideonsterer.
has illustrated many books, including Wombat Underground
; I Don't Like Koala!
; Ida, Always
; and the New York Times
, among others. He moves between different countries to live and work but calls Sydney, Australia home. He invites you to visit him online at charlessantoso.com.