When Small Blue the rabbit wakes up in the middle of the night, she is sure that terrible things are lurking in the dark. But are they really as scary as they seem? With the help of Big Brown the bear, Small Blue slowly begins to imagine fun things in the dark instead of scary ones, turning gremlins into doggies and hairy spiders into smiley spacemen. Readers up to 7 and younger listeners will find the monsters in Jon Davis's expressive digital illustrations to be amusing rather than scary, while the whimsical text presents a believable portrait of a parent figure dealing sensitively with one of childhood's most common fears.
"Equally evident in both the illustrations and the narrative is the sense of comfort and reassurance the large bear provides to his little friend. Serenity reigns in the penultimate spread, in which Small Blue and Big Brown snuggle, mugs in hand, as they watch the stars."—School Library Journal