May 2015, Picture Corgi, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Content: love, fears, humour
When Little Panda can't sleep, Daddy Panda helps him understand that there's nothing to be afraid of. They explore their habitat together and soon they are calm and ready for bed.
As you can see this is a mega cute tale of a daddy panda helping his son panda be less afraid of the dark. I kind of wish I had this when I was little, as the way the father shows his son there's nothing to be afraid of is clever and effective. I eagerly turned over each page not knowing what would happen next (which isn't always the case in these types of stories). The level of love and trust between them is evident in their behaviour, I feel readers will benefit from what this story teaches, and will love the night confidence that they gain, as well as encouragement to trust their family to take care of them no matter what.
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Available from bookstores including NRC affiliate Foyles.
Another night time appropriate read is Alfie in the Bath by Debi Gliori (Children's, Picture book, 10/10E, short 'n' sweet review)