Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Little Crooked Bookshelf

Small Blue and the Deep Dark Night
by Jon Davis 

This week's pick is by Cottager: Jamie Michalak

What it's all about . . .
When Small Blue, a rabbit, wakes up in the middle of the night, she thinks of hungry things . . . and warty things . . . and hairy things! But Big Brown the bear is there to show her that the things in the dark aren't as scary as they seem. 

Why it’s on the Crooked Bookshelf . . .
Funny and refreshingly original, this bedtime book is sure to have kids looking at the dark in a whole new way. 

Our favorite lines . . .
"I bet there are warty witches and clackety skeletons, sniff-sniff-sniffing, waiting for me in the dark," whispered Small Blue.

"There could be," said Big Brown. "But I can imagine the kitchen playing host to a retired-pirates' annual sock-knitting jamboree. Can't you?"

Our favorite illustration . . .
From SMALL BLUE AND THE DEEP DARK NIGHT. Illustration copyright 2014 by Jon Davis.
Why kids will love it . . .
The smiley spacemen's zero-gravity birthday party and the doggy unicycle convention will have kids giggling and imagining silly scenarios in their own bedrooms.

Why grown-ups will love it . . . 
This entertaining read-aloud offers a practical approach--a sort of game--for helping children get over a fear of the dark. 


  1. Wow! Amazing book! Thans for the recommendation. I wish I'd read this BEFORE today's trip to the library.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Joanne! One for your next trip to the library. :)