Written and Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Almost every child can provide an account of a nightmare, But Mercer Mayer's familiar books do more than just offer visual and written representations of such accounts. These stories ask children to question their relationships to the unexplainable. Issues of reality, ownership and control may be hard to explain to children but Mayer's stories ask us what kinds of things in the world are real, whether objects in our minds, such as nightmares or a menacing imagination, are real all within a child friendly format.
There's Something There! is a collection of three bedtime classics by Mercer Mayer including:, There's a Nightmare in My Closet (1968) There's an Alligator Under My Bed (1987) and There's Something in the Attic (1988).
As a child I was afraid of the dark and still to this day I am a little creeped out by things I have trouble explaining and perhaps by reading these books to The BOOG will she will learn how to take control of her mind's eye when it begins to work against her..... Although I have to say, she is pretty fearless already!
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