Little Bill overcomes his fear of bumps in the night in this easy-to-read chapter book by comedian and storyteller Bill Cosby!
This Little Bill adventure is now a Scholastic Reader!
As Little Bill lies in bed, he hears noises in the dark and sees strange lights on the wall. There is something scary hiding inside his closet!
First, he wants to sleep in his parents' room. Then he wants to sleep in his great-grandmother's room. At last, with her gentle touch and wise words, Alice the Great makes sure the scary things are gone for good.
Grandma's gentle touch and calm makes everything okay.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2-This installment in the series finds Little Bill hearing bumps in the night. He runs first to his parents, who comfort him and lead him back to bed. When his fears return, he goes to his great grandmother, Alice the Great, who calms him and teaches him a special way to smooth the covers that will keep the monsters at bay. The story gives parents a successful model for dealing with a nighttime scare, but fails to appeal to a child's sense of fun and imagination. The text is dry and seems intended to comfort adults rather than frightened children. Honeywood's illustrations, however, are bright and interesting. They contain details such as a monster poster on Little Bill's wall, which offers a hint as to the source of his fear. Mercer Mayer's classic There's a Nightmare in My Closet (Dial, 1968) and Martin Waddell's Can't You Sleep, Little Bear (Candlewick, 1992) give both parents and children a means for dealing with the perils of bedtime.
Martha Link, Louisville Free Public Library, KY
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