3 out of 4 stars
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Every child has their share of phobias. Transitioning from sleeping with parents to their room has advantages and disadvantages for children. Some kids feel thrilled to have their space, especially boys. Conversely, girls might have reserved feelings for the same. They might feel insecure and even begin visualizing monsters and the like. Does your child have a problem sleeping alone? Do they experience nightmares? If so, how do you handle the situation?
In this novella, Emily has trouble sleeping solo. This time, Dad picks her up from school, and she tells him what she learned during the day. Dad is happy for his daughter, and they go home. Mom has prepared dinner. However, as they share the meal, Emily looks troubled. Concerned, Mom asks her if something is bothering her.
Emily expresses the distress that comes with sleeping alone. Dad tells her to buckle up because she is a big girl and sleep. However, in the middle of the night, Emily awakens and wakes her parents because she hears noises from her closet. The next day, Emily can barely sleep because she sees a monster on her door. She screams and awakens her parents. Mom and Dad invent a way to put their daughter to bed. What do they do?
The book is brief, but I found numerous poorly punctuated sentences and misused punctuation marks. The author should take it for professional editing. That's what I didn't appreciate. Consequently, I award the book 3 out of 4 stars.
I enjoyed how the pictorials stood out for being colorful. Moreover, the worrying expressions on Emily's face said it all. The monster-like structure inserted, Emily and her family were all a sight to behold. For these reasons, I applaud the illustrator for the impeccable work. I recommend Good Night Emily by Leneequce McGee to young kids struggling to sleep alone.
Good Night Emily
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