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Night Time Numbers: A Scary Counting Book

By Mary Dixon Weidler, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Nighttime book is more fun than fright.

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Don’t waste your time on this!

Horrible book, the storyline is undeveloped and all there is is graphic descriptions of sex, gore, and intense drug use. Adults only.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This book successfully uses kids' attraction to creepy things to tell an engaging bedtime tale -- and reinforce the concepts of counting and basic addition in the process. What child isn't fascinated by skeletons, spiders, and the other scary folk usually associated with Halloween? Once the "nightmare monsters" -- including bats, goblins, and witches -- are located and accounted for, the child (and yours) can rest, knowing that goodness (in the form of angels, and her mother) is all around, keeping the sleeping child safe from harm.

Although the multitextured collages can be a bit abstract, most children can easily identify (and, with help, count) the creatures from page to page. From the very first page (when the mother asks her child, "What do you see in the backyard tonight?") young children of all ages are enthralled.

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