Review: Christopher Sat Straight Up in Bed

christopher sat up in bed

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About The Book

It's the middle of the night, but try as hard as he might, Christopher can't sleep. He keeps hearing a noise thundering through the house: HONK SHOO! Could it be an elephant trumpeting outside his window? Or a bear in his closet? Maybe it's a dinosaur stomping down the street? Christopher gathers up all his courage, and readers follow close behind as he tiptoes down the hall to find out where or what the noise is coming from…

About Book Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (February 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802853595
 About the Author

Kathy Long is the author of five published titles, including The Runaway Shopping Cart (Dutton) and God is Near (Augsburg Fortress). Kathy lives in Missouri.

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Patricia Cantor was an award-winning illustrator and a teacher of art at California State University-Fullerton and California State University-Long Beach until her death in 2012. She previously published Sleeping Bootsie with Random House. Visit her website at

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rainbow illustration by patricia cantor
Rainbow illustration by Patricia Cantor

My Thoughts

Have you ever laid in your bed at night, trying to go to sleep, and you hear something? If you have an active imagination like Christopher, then I'm sure you can relate to the boy's journey in trying to figure out just what or who those night time sounds may be. Pressing on, he envisions all sorts of characters, from an elephant and a bear, to a dinosaur or mountain lion. Kids will love this sequence of events. The heartfelt story has a warm conclusion for Christopher, feeling safe and secure by jumping into bed with his loving grandparents, only to discover who the real noise maker is!

5/5 stars! Great story, so cute. I loved the book!

Disclaimer: I received a copy for review. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own.

Christopher Sat Straight Up in Bed

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