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
hugely expressive illustrations - The Guardian
imaginative and funky. - Daily Mail
Rascally bedtime fare. - Booklist
A really cute book. - The Herald-Standard
Cowell (...) shows readers that even if it seems frightening, there's magic and beauty even in the darkest of places. - Telegraph
wildy wonderful artwork, that will delight both old and young readers. - Carousel
this beautifully crafted show constantly amuses, delights and enthralls. - The Stage
warm-hearted and witty take on a classic theme...this story shows how important it is to talk to children, and find out what is really going on in the complex depths of a child's imagination. - totz2teens
Cressida Cowell is currently the Waterstones Children's Laureate (2019 - 2021). She is the author and illustrator of the bestselling The Wizards of Once and How to Train Your Dragon books series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton.
The Wizards of Once series has been translated into 37 languages and has been signed by DreamWorks Animation. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages and is a major DreamWorks Animation film franchise, as well as being made into a TV series on Netflix and CBBC.
Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, a Trustee of World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize.