Bartholomew and the Morning Monsters


This book is not yet published, but will be available from January 2021.

ISBN: 9781908714848 Category:

Sophie Berger, Ruan van Vliet


Bartholomew struggles to get himself ready as the monsters from last night’s dreams sabotage the most simple of morning routines. A vast purple monster sits on his chest, making it hard to get up. A slug monster slimes his clothes, so he can’t get dressed. Brushing teeth, eating breakfast, and even going to the toilet all present challenges as the monsters mess around at Bartholomew’s expense. Will Bartholomew’s dad ever manage to get him out the door?

Hilarious illustrations bring Bartolomew’s frustration and befuddlement alive in this deceptively simple story that anyone who is not a morning person is bound to relate to.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 22 x 27 cm
Publisher name Cicada Books Ltd
Publication date 1 January 2021
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22 x 27 cm
Weight 300 g

Ruan van Vliet is a Dublin-based illustrator whose bright, smudgy artwork is distinctively expressive and absurdist. His self-initiated projects include clothing, paintings and animation. His clients include KT, Vans and Noble Rot, as well as countless independent music labels.

Sophie Berger is a recent English graduate based in Australia, whose writing has been published on Mama Mia and other influential blogs.