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Emily Brown and the Thing

Emily Brown and the Thing

A classic Emily Brown bedtime story about being scared of the dark. From Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell.

Emily Brown and her rabbit, Stanley, are trying to sleep. But a Splish-Splosh noise is keeping them awake…
It’s a Thing! And this Thing just won’t go to sleep. Emily Brown and Rabbit try everything, but nothing works. Just what could be the matter?

This warm and witty picture book is perfect for sharing with children who may be afraid of the dark. With a gentle message that things are never quite as scary as they first seem.

“It’s funny, it’s got twists and turns, and shows us, among other things, that we can spend too much time nurturing our fears rather than trying to conquer them.” The Guardian
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Reviews

A warm-hearted and witty take on being scared of the dark
Guernsey Press & Star
A warm-hearted and witty take on the classic theme of being scared of the dark
Family Interest Magazine
A simple story, imaginatively reflected in wildly wonderful artwork, that will delight both old and young readers
Carousel
This is a wonderful story about a small girl dealing with a very high maintenance monster called the Thing. It's funny, it's got twists and turns and shows us, among other things, that we can spend far too much time nurturing our fears rather than trying to conquer them
The Guardian
A fantastic tale.
North West Evening Mail
The illustrations are often dark and complex but they are entirely appropriate to the story
School Librarian
Imaginative, funky
Daily Mail
Cowell's narrative is both deeply rooted in the conventions of folk tale...and yet refreshingly contemporary and colloquial in tone. Such layers of richness are confidently matched by Layton's brilliantly anarchic illustrations...Emily Brown and Stanley are most appealing characters and, like Sendak's Max, more than a match for wild Things
Books for Keeps
Rascally bedtime fare
Booklist Online