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Billy Monster’s Daymare

Written by Alan Durant
Illustrated by Ross Colins

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2)

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Billy Monster can’t sleep – his room is too bright and he keeps having ‘daymares’ about horrible children. Daddy monster tries his best to reassure him with lullabies and cold slime. This warm and funny story is perfect for raising a smile and chasing away bedtime fears. Read by Alan Davies

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This story is set in the topsy-turvy world of monsters who sleep in the daytime and are afraid of humans. Of course, we go to sleep at night-time and sometimes we have scary dreams of monsters which frighten us
The top half of Billy's body is yellow and the bottom half is orange. Trace down to feel his orange paws and red claws held in front of his tummy.
Below this is a big thought bubble, in pink this time, showing Billy being cuddled by a little girl. She has blonde hair in a ponytail and is wearing a flowery top, red skirt, striped tights and trainers. She has her eyes closed and looks as if she is trying to kiss Billy. Billy looks terrified.
This double page picture shows Daddy Monster stroking Billy's head and horns. He's drinking a cup of green slime through a bendy straw, just like your feely picture.
At the bottom right of the page is another round shape. This is an orange Halloween pumpkin, with two eyes and mouth cut out so it looks like a spooky face. It has a short stem on the top. Then below are two round eyes and a jagged mouth. A yellow light glows from inside the pumpkin. Have you ever made a Halloween pumpkin?
I hope you enjoyed this book! And if you ever get scared, try to imagine the monster that's having daymares about you!

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Billy Monster
Billy Monster drinking gunge drink in bed
Billy Chasing little girl
Billy and Child awakening from a nightmare.

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