Grades PreK - 3
Grade level Equivalent: 2.3
Lexile® Measure: AD590L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Bedtime Stories
- Confronting and Resolving Fears
- Bedtime, Sleep, Dreams
About This Book
Rachel Vail and Yumi Heo team up for the much anticipated follow-up to Sometimes I'm Bombaloo.
Katie Honors is back! Katie loves playing with her friends and snuggling with her family, but sometimes at night she's afraid. For Katie, her fears and worries take the shape of Jibberwillies, creatures who fly through her bedroom at night. Luckily, Katie's mom knows just what to do. Together, they catch the troublesome Jibberwillies in a bucket and toss them out the window. It's tough work, but finally the Jibberwillies are gone and next time it happens Katie knows just what she'll do.
An empowering book for any child who has ever had nighttime fears.
"Katie's personality leaps off the page via Vail's evocative language and Heo's bright and kicky mixed-media compositions. Playful arrangement and coloring of the type and a variety of perspectives and patterns in the art lend a sense of fun and movement to the overall design." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
"...distinctive mixed-media compositions, featuring bold colors and simple, expressive lines, particularly apt at showing Katie’s fear and uncertainty when she teams up with her mother to send the jibberwillies packing. Katie’s narration is fresh and compelling, and her mother’s clever solution to calming Katie’s fright — collecting the jibberwillies in a bucket and tossing them out a window — provides readers young and old with an excellent model for dealing with their own anxieties." — Booklist, starred review.
"This lively tale offers an ingenious solution to conquering children’s nighttime fears. With its clever resolution and understanding tone, this vibrant tale is a terrific antidote to things that go bump in the night." — Kirkus Reviews