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Bookworm’s Life in Books: Picture Books

So my obsession with the end of the human race even translated over into my favourite picture book: Not Now Bernard by David McKee


For those of you who are unfamiliar with the book, the storyline is as follows (kids turn away now as this contains spoilers):

1) There is a monster under Bernard’s Bed

2) Every time he tells his mother about the monster he is greeted with the phrase “not now Bernard”

3) Eventually the monster eats Bernard

4) The monster gets into Bernard’s bed

5) Bernard’s mother doesn’t notice

Sounds like a scary book for a child doesn’t it? But it appeals because the mother is wrong and the boy is right. It’s also a warning to parents to make time for their children and to beware of saying “not now” too much.

Bookworm approaching the apocalypse 2 Babes in the wood and 1 Bernard at a time