Book Review | Brady Needs a Nightlight
Author: Brian Barlics
Illustrator: Gregory Burgess Jones
This is such a sweet and fun story. My second oldest daughter has developed a fear of the dark and won’t sleep without a night light. This book has helped her to understand that it’s normal to be afraid of the dark. Even creatures who are supposed to like the dark can be afraid.
Brady isn’t your typical bat. He’s afraid of the dark, which makes life very difficult for him. He’s up all day stuck watching his friends sleep and then at night, he’s alone and terrified as his friends all go out to play. The best thing about this book for me is how natural the solution is that Brady finds. It shows how friends can help each other in their own way.
It’s very cleverly written with subtle rhymes that are catchy when read out loud. The rhymes don’t feel forced which is important to me. I hate reading out loud when things don’t flow and the cadence is off, but Brady Needs A Nightlight flows really well. I enjoyed this book way more than I expected and I know it will become a favorite in my house.
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