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Books about being scared of the dark

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oneofeach2010 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:06:54

... and why it's a bit daft. How to resolve the issue.
My DD(3.8) has suddenly become petrified of the dark, always wants the light on when she goes to bed. She says she's scared of "scarey dreams". She had a nightmare a few weeks ago which seems to be the catalyst.
She responds well to books, learning things from them, so wondered if anyone had some book suggestions!?

Bluebell99 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:09:38

"the owl who was afraid of the dark" by Jill Tomlinson. Hths

sagelynodding Sun 07-Oct-12 23:10:14

Off the top of my head-'The owl who was afraid of the dark' sounds like an obvious choice! Have to check if it is still in print though, as I remember it from 20 ish years ago! smile

sagelynodding Sun 07-Oct-12 23:11:11


lunar1 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:12:02

It is still in print, I had it as a child and have bought my boys a copy last year

sagelynodding Sun 07-Oct-12 23:13:12

smile at x post! There is even a CD version now btw
(I am not Jill Tomlinson)

oneofeach2010 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:21:11

That was quick!
Thank you so much - off to shop now at 11.20 on a Sunday evening smile

Takver Mon 08-Oct-12 09:53:14

She might also like Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? which is very very cute - about a little bear who can't sleep because he's afraid of the dark smile

stressedHEmum Mon 08-Oct-12 10:02:19

This is good as well.

Whoateallthecheese Thu 11-Oct-12 13:20:10

Try this one, explains why the night is nothing to be scared of Here

Harryc Thu 25-Oct-12 15:40:51

Friesops Fables a brand new publication by author, Julian Defries. is now a firm bedtime favourite in my house. Beautifully ‘drawn’ both in words and pictures. One of the stories is called 'Ghostly Bear' which is about a little bear's fears of what he thinks he's seen at night. Has a happy ending explaining his unfounded fear. Great bedtime read!

mimimomma Sun 02-Dec-12 20:58:10

We've got 'Darkness Slipped in' by Ella Burfoot, which personifies Darkness and is a nice rhymey-read with lovely glossy pages. Features a little girl called Daisy...perfect if your daughter is called Dasiy!

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