Sam can’t sleep. One by one his family members try to help him. Eventually, his Nan discovers the issue and his sister Junie comes to the rescue with a solution that reassures Sam of how much he is safe and loved.
This story will appeal to children 4-7 yrs old, especially those who are anxious about being alone in the dark, preparing to sleep “away” for the first time or adjusting to a new home. While written as a picture book this text is also accessible as an early reader.
This really was a page-turner! I started reading it at 10.00pm, made myself stop to sleep at 02.00am, then woke and finished it in an hour. That says it all. It’s creepy, disturbing, even scary: I kept trying to find a flaw in the narrator’s logic (how could she be so helpless?) but her tormentor’s ice-cold insanity pre-empted her every bid for freedom and outwitted her every time. A chilling, tension-filled read.