A splendid choice for reading with primary school-going children who have graduated from simple picture books to worded books.
With a rich yet simple storyline and endearing pictures, The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark parallels the journey of many a child who has his own fears to conquer. The story encourages exploring and understanding the world at one’s own pace. And as such, it is comforting and assuring.
Do a chapter each time and tuck them into bed, keen to hear more the next night.
Story Gems for Child: Try to gain an understanding of a situation so that you can overcome your fear of it.
This book is available at the NLB.