Parents' Guide to

Jibberwillies at Night

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Comforting solution for kids who fear monsters.

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This is a vibrantly colored book with captivating illustrations, expressive language, and a message that is as soothing and loving as being held in your mother's arms. Kids will enjoy the upbeat energy created by whimsical characters and bright yellows, reds, and blues of Yumi Heo's collage and painted artwork, and they won't feel scared ... even when the jibberwillies invade the bedroom. They will also enjoy that the story is told in language that is both beautiful and playful at the same time.

Rachel Vail really has her finger on the pulse of kid emotion here. Facing nighttime fears and monsters in the closet or under the bed are things many families face at one time or another. And, even good, happy, self-assured kids get scared sometimes. However, if parents can do what this mother did, they will find their monsters disappear almost as easily as the jibberwillies.

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