Emily Brown and the Thing

Cressida Cowell

Neal Layton
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Hodder Children's Books


A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. In this warm-hearted and witty take on a classic theme - being scared of the dark - Emily and Stanley find a 'Thing' crying outside their window. They embark on a series of adventures to find everything he needs for a good night's sleep . . . but nothing seems to work. What is troubling the Thing, and why can't he get to sleep? Parents and children the world over will recognise all the bizarre excuses a child can make to keep the light on and a parent in the room at bedtime, and this story shows how important it is to talk to children, and find out what is really going on in the complex depths of a child's imagination.

'Rascally bedtime fare.' - Booklist

Written by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/

Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick.

In the media
A fantastic tale.

North West Evening Mail

Imaginative, funky

Daily Mail

Rascally bedtime fare

Booklist Online

The illustrations are often dark and complex but they are entirely appropriate to the story

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