The Dark, Dark Nightby M. Christine Butler
Woo-woo! The wind blew in the trees Squeak-squeak! went the lanterns. And the dark was all around. Frog has been asleep all winter and now he is on his way back home. But, when he gets there, what does he see – a HUGE Pond Monster with enormous claws! Will Frog ever be able to swim in his pond again? And will he and his friends find out who the Pond Monster really is? With a vibrant text and atmospheric artwork, this book illustrates perfectly how some things are not as scary as they seem.
- Little Tiger Press
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- 10.50(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 Years
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Frog is ready to settle down for the night. He is just about to jump in the water when he spies a pond monster coming out of the dark reeds. Frog and his friends search for the pond monster two more times. Each time, the monster is bigger and scarier than the last. In the end, Frog and friends are all amused when mouse accidentally reveals the mystery of the pond monster. M. Christina Butler and Jane Chapman make being in the dark almost seem like fun. This story, along with playing in the dark with light and shadows, is a surefire way to help take the pressure off a child who fears the dark.
I purchased The Dark Dark Night because my daughter LOVES frogs (there is nothing better than a frog at my house), and I was familiar with the illustrator, Jane Chapman. She illustrated the bear books, Bear Shores on, Bear Feels Scared, Bear Wants More and on and on, and in fact, the characters of The Dark Dark Night do indeed look like bear's friends making them an already familiar bunch with just one adorable addition. This is a story about a bunch of friends who are afraid of their shadows. First, frog sees his shadow, and runs off to find a friend. The two friends see an even bigger shadow, on we go from there, until through one little mouse they realize they've been a silly little bunch and have been running from their shadows every time! Just scary enough for toddlers while still being fun and full of valuable concepts, such as, shadows, happy and scared, size (as the shadow grows). Adorably illustrated with familiar friends-enjoy.