There’s A Bumbie Under My Bed ~ A Delightful Children’s Picture Book Review

Posted: November 21, 2016 in Children's books, reviews
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Title: There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed
Author: Bethany Ramos
Publisher: Saturn’s Moon Press
Pages: 24
Genre: Children’s Picture Book

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My Review

What a fun, delightful story.

I thought it would be a scary story about the boogeyman that hides uner a child’s bed, crawling out in the dark to terrorize him.

Instead it’s about a little boy and the delightful bumbies, boblins, bunshees, and other creatures that keep him up past his bedtime.

The colorful illustrations will make you and your children smile and giggle.

This would be a wonderful story to share with your children. especially those that fear the dark and what’s under their bed or in their closet.

The author includes some fun pictures on how to create shadow puppets at the end of the book. I tried them several times.

I confess, I still get creeped out when my foot hangs over the side of the bed. Still imagine what might reach up and grab it. LOL

5 Stars

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Synopsis

There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed tells the story of a boy who can’t go to sleep because of all the monster bunnies keeping him up at night. Told in the first-person narrative, the little boy delays bedtime, using his flashlight and hand to create scary and silly bunny shadow puppets on the wall. According to the boy, friendly, spooky characters like the Bumbie (bunny zombie), Were-bunny (werewolf bunny), Bunny-stein (bunny Frankenstein), and Count Hop-ula come to visit him in the night. At the end of the book, his mother comforts him to sleep by telling him to let his imagination rest — and put the flashlight away.

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Enjoy the excerpt

I can’t go to sleep. There’s a Bumbie under my bed. He only comes out at night, after Mom turns out the light.

He nibbles on my toes and he tickles my nose. He hops back and forth, side to side, up and down across my bed to keep me up way past my bedtime.

What is a Bumbie? Mom wants to know when she brings me a cup of water before bed.

It’s a bunny rabbit zombie that moans and groans, laughs and plays, and hops all night because he never goes to sleep!

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About the Author

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Bethany Ramos is a children’s book author, editor, and blogger. She is a regular contributor to SheKnows.com. Bethany’s first children’s book, Lions Can’t Eat Spaghetti, was published through 4RV Publishing in 2016. Her second children’s book, There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed, was published by Saturn’s Moon Press, also in 2016. Her first chick lit novel, 5 Stages of Grief, was published by Black Opal Books in 2011; her second chick lit novel, Adventure to Love, was published by Soul Mate Publishing in 2013.

Bethany works as Editor in Chief for Naturally Healthy Publications.

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Comments
  1. feeroberts64 says:

    This is such a cute cover. It reminds me of Tim Burton’s artistry.

  2. Taylor Dean says:

    The cover looks a little scary, so I’m glad I read your review and found out that it will help children who are scared!
    I don’t like my foot hanging over the edge of the bed either!

  3. The author hit the ball out of the park with this one. I loved it too.

  4. I love the names of the creatures. It looks and sounds delightful. I am going to put it on my children’s blog to read list. :)

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