SCARED OF THE DARK? IT’S REALLY SCARED OF YOU, by Peter Vegas and Benjamin Chaud, Chronicle Books, Aug. 18, 2020, Hardcover, $17.99 (ages 3-5)
Fear of the dark is a common childhood fear. Scared of the Dark? It’s Really Scared of You flips that fear on its head.
Did you know the dark spends its days hiding from the light in your underwear drawer? It’s true. The dark thinks you are scary. It only feels brave when the sun goes down. But it’s hard to do things when there’s no light. The dark knows kids don’t like it, but that doesn’t stop it from having fun.
Scared of the Dark? It’s Really Scared of You does a great job of demystifying those shadows and fears. The writing is clever and the illustrations are inviting. Peter Vegas and Benjamin Chaud give children something tangible to focus on.
Scared of the Dark? It’s Really Scared of You is a great choice for younger children, even if the title is a little too long and on-the-nose.
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