Like a well-worn, snuggly blanket, this sweet bedtime story about a little bear who’s afraid of the dark and his mother’s creative solution will warm and comfort readers big and small.
Frankie is a little bear who has a hard time falling asleep. The dark is scary, and he hates to be alone. So his mother gives him a ball of yarn to hold when he goes to bed, and she keeps the other end in the next room, working it into a surprise for Frankie.
Every few nights the yarn color changes, and Frankie dreams in all the colors that he and his mother pick out. One night he’s swimming in turquoise water, another night he’s in a cool gray fog. He plays with a marmalade kitten and eats delicious chocolate cake. Eventually Frankie and his mother create something special–and Frankie learns that he’s always connected to those he loves, even when he’s alone in the dark.
A beautiful story of love and crafting, A Bedtime Yarn will appeal to knitters, sleepy little bears and any parents dealing with their child’s fear of the dark.
I read this to my girls at bedtime and they loved it saying it would give them good dreams; although the both want a ball of yarn to sleep with now.
It’s a rewarding story that will help kids who feel vulnerable about trying to fall asleep in the dark. The themes of bravery and facing their fears are really good lessons to instill early on as well as finding ways to cope. The story helped my girls open up and talk to me about what scares them.
We all loved the adorable illustrations which helped make the story even better.
I would recommend this to other caregivers to hopefully have a similar enjoyable experience with their kids that I had with mine.
Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin Random House Canada for allowing me to review this book.
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*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com