Each month for a previous job, I wrote a maximum 150 word review of a new book that came into the library during the month. I’ve expanded that idea to the blog in a feature I’m calling To the Point Tuesdays. If you want to play along, just post a link in the comments and I’ll add them to the post.

George in the DarkTitle: George in the Dark
Author/Illustrator: George in the Dark
ISBN: 9780449813348
Pages: unpaged
Publisher/Date: Borzoi Book, published by Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.

“George was a brave kid. […] But bedtime was a different story.” With those few words, Madeline Valentine introduces us to George’s problem. It’s the pictures that really tell George’s tale of woe, with covers pulled up to his eyes while hiding most of his Charlie Brown-esque face, and one double page spread showing those same eyes peering out among utter blackness. When he realizes his bear is all alone across the room, he mounts several rescue attempts, ultimately conquering his fear in the process. The final pages reveal the scary shadows for what they really are, innocuous toys and furniture. A nice story to share at bedtime.

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