An original and witty take on a classic theme—being afraid of the dark In this warm-hearted tale, Emily and Stanley find a "Thing" crying outside their window. They embark on a series of adventures to find everything he needs for a good night's sleep, but nothing seems to work. What is troubling the Thing, and why can't he get to sleep? Parents and children everywhere will recognize all the bizarre excuses a child can make to keep the light on and a parent in the room at bedtime, and this story reminds how important it is to talk to children, and find out what is really going on in the complex depths of a child's imagination.
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Cressida Cowell is the bestselling author of numerous children's books, including How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, and How to Train Your Dragon, which was made into an Academy Award-nominated 3-D Dreamworks film in 2010. Other books in the Emily Brown series include That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, which won the Nestle Gold Award. Neal Layton is the author and illustrator of Mammoth Academy, Sunday Blues, and the Smarties prize-winning Oscar and Arabella.Review:
"The mini-adventures are the draw, with Layton's purposely unfinished art adding a nice kidlike touch...Rascally bedtime fare." —Booklist Online
"Really cute." — [Uniontown, PA] Union-Standard
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