John Coxhead Welcoming and becoming comfortable with the dark is such an important thing for children to learn. Simply by saying ‘Hello Dark’ has proven – in the author’s experience – to be a fun, engaging way of overcoming the worries and fears of the dark. This delightful story for children aged 5 to 8 can help support them at bedtime and during the day.
This was a really wonderful read and one that can definitely be used to show children that there isn’t anything to be afraid of in the dark. Freddie is terrified of the dark and to conquer his fear, his dad shows him how to walk into the room and say hello to the dark. It helped to make Freddie less frightened until he turned on the light. It then helped him to overcome darkness when there is no light to turn on. Lastly, Freddie manages to overcome his fear and even helps his sister start to do the same. This is such a lovely story. I haven’t had a chance to try it out on children but I think it would be a really interactive read, getting them to say hello to the dark while it is dark but also along with Freddie in the book. I would definitely recommend this read.
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Publication Date: May 2020
Genre: Picture Book