Kids Book Tuesday!
Okay, let me start out by saying that not all families are going to like this book. You may not like this post. I almost did not even write this post because frankly, my feelings are a bit mixed also. However, if I am being truthful with you, my 3 year old boy loves this book.
Maybe it’s a guy thing.
I almost did not let my son come home from the library with this book. I almost told him no when he pulled it off the shelf.
I almost told him he had to wait for mommy to read it first.
The cover of this book looks like something Edgar Allen Poe would have approved of.
My initial thought was “what am I about to introduce my son to?”
My second thought was “it was in the little kid section of the library so it can’t be that bad…”
“Go sit down and Mommy will read it to you.” I said.
I was hesitant, and read each page quickly to myself before reading out loud to him. I hurried and glanced at each image before I showed it to him.
Over all the book was very cute and it did not seem to be dreadfully scary, although I did read reviews on Amazon that said other children had nightmares from the book. My son did not. Actually, I think it helped him. If we are still being honest here.
So….here’s the thing. You know, that thing you might not like. Oh, did you think the scary graphics were what I was talking about? I’m sorry. They are not, it gets worse than that.
It’s gets much worse than that.
This book was written years ago. Back in a time when children didn’t have to wear seat belts. Back in a time when it was okay for young boys to run around like wild heathens. Back in a time when little girls knew how to switch out laundry and use a stove. Way back to a point in history when children played certain types of games that they do not play today. This book was written back when little boys played with toy guns.
The boy in this book did just that. He even shot his nightmare. He did not kill him. But. He did not give the nightmare a chance to prove he was innocent or friendly either.
There’s A Nightmare In My Closet
Click here to purchase:There’s a Nightmare in My Closet
Author: Mercer Mayer
Age Category + Length Description:
Birth to Toddler (Not Recommended)
Preschool (Short and Sweet)
1st – 3rd Grade (Short and Sweet)
Book Durability : Hard Cover with Paper Pages
“I suppose there’s another nightmare in my closet, but my bed’s not big enough for three.”
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