Author: Wal Mei Wong
Illustrator: Tamara Campeau
Publisher: Pajama Press
Written by early childhood educator Wal Mei Wong, Hello Dark, hits the sweet spot in terms of helping kids overcome an aversion to “the dark.”
A simple, sweet storyline has our hero befriending darkness, personified mostly through shadow, and employing child-led solutions to overcoming nighttime fears.
The words are simple, as are the illustrations. The pacing is brief and kept quick. However, the message resonates. By encouraging children to play with shadows, practice breathing, listen to music, etc., the picturebook gives them (and parents) concrete ideas for coping with nyctophobia.
My thanks to Pajama Press for providing a Review Copy of this book. All opinions provided herein are my own.
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