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The Alligator in Naomi's Pillow

 

Print$12.95

28 PP | 9" x 8"
Paper
ISBN: 978-1-55145-586-0

It's the middle of the night and Naomi runs down the hall to her parents' bedroom screaming, "EEEEEE!"

There's an alligator in her pillow and she needs mom and dad to make it go away. Over a few nights, Naomi's parents groggily try different approaches to rid Naomi's pillow of the alligator, but in the end it is Naomi who comes up with a way to face her scary nocturnal visitor.

The text and the delightful illustrations are infused with humour and allow an easy rapport with Naomi and her nightly situation. Naomi's parents gently and sleepily allow her to explore her fear of the alligator in a supportive way that is neither sentimental or harshly dismissive. What can be seen as a troubling and upsetting event (for both parents and child) is sensitively and realistically dealt with by a deft and light hand. This book is an inspiring introduction to exploring fear as well as being an entertaining and engaging read.

The book includes a page of "I wonder" questions that adults can use to explore the subject of fear with children (or with themselves).



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