Sunday, April 27, 2014

Book Review: how to Knock Out Nightmares #childrens #books #nightmares


Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book to facilitate this review.  As always, this post contains my honest opinions.

Nightmares can be pretty terrifying for people and even more so for kids.  I remember having some pretty scary dreams as a child.  And even when I woke and knew it was a dream, I would still feel scared.  I really wish I had had the book How to Knock Out Nightmares by Catherine Leblanc and Roland Garrigue.


This book grabs your attention from the first glance with its adorably cute scary monsters on the front cover.  Page after page, Roland Garrigue’s artwork is incredibly imaginative and fun and depicts scary nightmares in a whimsical way.  The book addresses nightmares and how scary they can be for anyone.  It also explains different types of nightmares and offers fun and feasible solutions for combating nightmares, starting with “Wake up!”  It reinforces the idea that once you are awake, the danger is gone.  There are many suggestions from that point on how to deal with the nightmare if it is still bothering you.  Recurring nightmares are also addressed with fun solutions such as laying out some nightmare traps and creating secret spells.  Exploring what the nightmare might mean is also suggested as a way of combating the nightmare.

Not only did my kids thoroughly love this book, I did, too.  And as a child counselor, I highly recommend this book for kids who are struggling with nightmares.  This book is also fun for kids who don't have nightmares.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book to facilitate this review.  As always, this post contains my honest opinions.


2 comments:

Ruth Cox said...

Nightmares can certainly be horrific for children. It's good to see a rave review from a professional mom for a kid's book that deals with the issue on a positive, and fun, level.

I'll be sharing this on Ruthi Reads Books For Kids on Facebook!

Amy Smith said...

My kids have nightmares often. I think I will look into getting this book to read to them. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing.

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