Afraid of the Light
- Bala Kids03/02/2021Pages: 32Size: 9 x 10.25ISBN: 9781611808148Details
What do you do when you can’t find your left shoe? Do you run? Do you hide? Do you get mad or feel blue? Old Ditter von Dapp’s bit of insight for you is to simply, courageously, fearlessly, try something new!
For ages 4–7.RelatedCheck items to add to the cart orAuthor BioBorn on San Juan Island, KING ALBERT KELLY STRASSER IV (typically just called Albert, much to his chagrin) considered growing up, thought better of it, and decided instead to begin writing stories for “the people who understand me.” An experimenter by nature, he tends to try things that don't work and ask questions that get him into trouble. A Buddhist practitioner, dancer, poet, and eater of pastries, Albert currently resides somewhere new with his imaginary pet salamander, Sir Hugh Hamilton Rothschild Sr.Praise
"In this quirky picture book that reverses a common childhood fear, Ditter is a bunny who lives in a hole, far from the sun; he’s afraid of anything bright. But a waylaid shoe forces him to do the unthinkable: light a candle and look around. To his delight, he discovers a colorful world that’s worth interacting with. The fun, rhyming, onomatopoeic text tracks Ditter’s growth from a shadowed life toward one that’s alive with details worthy of an attentive search-and-find approach." —Foreword Reviews
"No matter what fear a child may have, this wonderful tale of a dithering rabbit with an unusual approach to life can help allay it." —The Florida Times Union
"As children acknowledge and process the feelings the pandemic has raised, this might be a good addition to collections needing books on sadness and overcoming those feelings." —School Library JournalSelected Reader Reviews