Did you have a vivid imagination as a child, and see all sorts of things in the dark? I certainly did, I was convinced something lurked under the bed at one time and that wolves were waiting to eat me once they’d jumped over our neighbours fence. I can see Monkey’s imagination running wild too, and I’ve found a lovely book which hopefully will help calm his fears. Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night is written and illustrated by Jon Davis and published through Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Jon Davis has illustrated over 40 books covering various genre and Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night is the first book he has also written. We meet Small Blue who has a very vivid imagination and is rather scared of the dark. She imagines all kind of nasty creatures are waiting for her when she wakes up in the night.
Her friend Big Brown is there to comfort her, and he has a lovely way of challenging Small Blue’s ideas. Every time Small Blue imagines something scary, Big Brown suggests that perhaps what she thinks she’s seeing might actually be something nice and friendly instead.
Then of course, when Big Brown turns on the lights, there’s nothing there to be worried about at all.
I don’t want to spoil the end of the story, but it’s absolutely charming and had my nearly 6-year-old Monkey mesmerised. All I will say is that it involves the moon and the stars.
Monkey loved the story, and I loved the message behind Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night. It’s a really nice read and we can thoroughly recommend it. I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link for the hardback book for you below.
disclaimer: we were sent this book in exchange for an honest review.
Jon Davis has kindly offered me the chance to give my readers the opportunity to win a copy of Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night for themselves. Just complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win – good luck!
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The giveaway will close on 14th October 2015 at midnight.