"The children in our day care were very attentive to this story. They enjoyed the pictures and the story and they were able to follow along and answer my questions as we went. It was well written and easy to read, easy also to put expression into the reading using the punctuation to guide me. "
Tanya S. 35 years in Early Childhood Education
"Night time and hearing noises for some children, especially those with a vivid imagination, can be a little frightening. This lovely story explains that all noises can be explained. The child feels comforted each time by a relative but still is alone until he has his teddy bear to cuddle, which settles him down for a good night's sleep."
Rosita Bird, Children's Author
Sam is a young child who can't sleep, distracted by the many noises of the night. Each family member attempts to help him. Eventually, his Nan discovers the issue and sister Junie comes to the rescue with a solution that reassures Sam of how much he is safe and loved.
This story will appeal to children who have concerns about being alone in the dark and those older ones that will be sleeping away for the first time. While written as a picture book this text is also accessible as an early reader.
"I was inspired to write Night Noises because of my noise sensitivity, caused by a serious concussion. As I lay awake in the middle of the night, again...I thought of how it would be for a child who was worried about all the noises of the night."
Illustrated by Lynn Costelloe
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