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I Want My Light On!

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A brand new Little Princess story to delight all her fans — with a spine-tingling twist at the end.

“I’m not so much afraid of the dark!” said the Little Princess.

“I’m sort of more afraid of GHOSTS!”

Everyone insists that there are NO such things as ghosts. But if that’s the case, just what is it that is lurking under the Little Princess’s bed…?

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Overview

A brand new Little Princess story to delight all her fans — with a spine-tingling twist at the end.

“I’m not so much afraid of the dark!” said the Little Princess.

“I’m sort of more afraid of GHOSTS!”

Everyone insists that there are NO such things as ghosts. But if that’s the case, just what is it that is lurking under the Little Princess’s bed…?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Most recently seen in I Want TWO Birthdays, Little Princess, who is afraid of ghosts, refuses to turn off her light in spite of others' assurances that there is nothing to fear. "Don't be silly, there are NO such things as ghosts," the doctor, admiral, maid, and others exclaim, but when a ghost does appear, Little Princess isn't the only one who's scared. Ross's brash watercolors are full of campy energy, turning bedtime scenes into a stage for adventure. Ages 4-9. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Elizabeth Fronk
The Little Princess from I Want Two Birthdays returns in this story about her bedtime. She enjoys reading at bedtime but does NOT enjoy being in the dark. She screams that she wants her light left on. She shouts this to her father, leaders in the palace, the doctor, and her maid but the adults tell her to not be silly. The little princess tells her maid that her real fear is of ghosts. The maid says they must be very small as she has never seen ghosts. When the little princess admits her real fear, she comes to some acceptance of the dark. Award-winning author Ross brings back his whimsical princess who is reminiscent of Max in Where the Wild Things Are. The cartoon-like illustrations will appeal to preschool and kindergarten readers. However, the book ends rather abruptly; one wonders if the ghost appears too late in the book. Of course, the uncertain ending may lead Ross to another story with the ghost. Young readers can relate to fears of the dark but one wishes that the book had a stronger lesson about fear or showed the little Princess learning something. Reviewer: Elizabeth Fronk
School Library Journal
Gr 1—The Little Princess is afraid of ghosts and insists that her light stay on at bedtime. Her dad confirms that there are no ghosts under her bed; the Admiral assures her that if there were any, the General would deal with them; the doctor instructs her to blow her nose if she sees any; and the maid insists that if there were ghosts, they would be very small. But when the Little Princess and her stuffed animal, Gilbert, hear a ghostly sound, they hide under the bed, only to discover a little ghost who is more afraid of them than they are of him. He runs back to his mother at the top of the castle and proclaims that he has seen a little girl. "'Don't be silly,' said his mom. 'There are NO such things as little girls!' 'I want my light on anyway!' said the little ghost. 'Just in case.'" A common bedtime fear is given a delightful twist with the help of a ghost clutching his own lovey. Readers familiar with the series will recognize the eccentric and memorable characters. Clear, expressive watercolors add humor to the simple text, and the Little Princess formula still works well at cleverly addressing common early childhood issues.—Rachel Kamin, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL
Kirkus Reviews

This long-running British series (the first Little Princess book was published in 1986) has been adapted for television there. In this installment, her dad (in a jacket and tie, wearing his crown) has read her a story and is about to turn off the light when the Little Princess shouts, "I WANT MY LIGHT ON!"--with her entire face subsumed into one of those scarlet, tooth-edged mouths. She's not afraid of the dark but of ghosts. Dad checks under the bed, and General, Admiral, Doctor and Maid assure her there are no ghosts. The Little Princess's room is a bright yellow, but readers see glimpses of the castle's arches and stone steps past her doorway--and then there is a little ghost behind her bedpost, with a skeleton toy the shape of Little Princess's own stuffie. Ghost and Princess scare each other, and he dashes off to his mother, who, as she stirs her pot of frog, worm and spider stew, assures him that there are no such things as little girls.... The pictures are clear, bold and exaggerated to great humorous effect. (Picture book. 4-6)

From the Publisher
“Entertaining for reading aloud and perfect for beginning solo reading.”
Independent on Sunday
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761364436
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: Andersen Press Picture Bks
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 441,409
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: AD420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Ross is one of the UK’s top children’s books illustrators. His Little Princess books have sold three-and-a-half million copies worldwide.

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