If only a special friend were waiting in my dreams, that would be fun…
Every night when Jessica goes to sleep she dreams of scary beasts who chase after her. She wakes screaming – and her mum gets woken, too. The dreams keep coming night after night and Jessica’s mum is so tired she’s turning into a beast herself. Then Jessica’s pop comes to visit. He tells Jessica about the scary things in his own dreams when he was a child. Soon, Jessica is able to conquer her fears.
Beastly Nights is a lovely story about how one child overcomes her nightmares with help from a wise grandparent. With black and white line drawings by author/illustrator Elizabeth Pyle, which bring the dreams to life, this book could be used as a tool for helping children address their own fears, and is suitable for reading aloud at home or in the classroom.
Beastly Nights, by Elizabeth Pyle
Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2006