Night Animals by Gianna Marino Book Review

Night Animals by Gianna Marino
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Release Date: July 14, 2015

First Possum hears it. Then Skunk. Then Wold comes running. A noise in the night. What could it be? The animals run, terrified of the things they are hearing, only to be reminded that the thing they are afraid may very well be themselves.

It's a bedtime story in which the main characters are rather dunderheaded. It's about fear and how stupid we feel when we realize that the thing we are frightened is nothing really. I loved the illustrations as they showed the darkness and how strange things can look in the shadows. The animals are adorable if a bit stupid, but in a way that will make a child laugh instead of fear. And nothing draws back the shadows better than a good laugh.