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Created: 24th August, 2015

Emily Brown and the Thing

Author: Cressida Cowell
Illustrator: Neal Layton
Publisher: Hodder

This is a warm-hearted and witty retelling on a classic theme – being scared of the dark – Emily and Stanley find a 'Thing' crying outside their house. 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?

Children will recognise all the excuses a child can make to keep the light on at bedtime. This story shows how important it is to talk to children, and find out what is really going on in the complex depths of a child's mind and imagination.

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