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This classic bedtime story tells of George who tried to fall asleep but is too afraid of the dark to do so. Luckily, he is aided by nighttime animals to guide him through his fear, though each creature has a fear of their own they need help overcoming. This newly published version is the perfect book for any child with a fear of the nighttime, demonstrating you don’t have to walk through scary scenarios by yourself. 

— From Tyler's Kids Book Recommendations


George learns to overcome his fear of the dark with the help of his new nighttime friends, an ensemble of endearing animals rendered in celebrated illustrator Seng Soun Ratanavanh's wondrous, dreamy style.

In his cozy house on his cozy street, George slips into bed, but. sleep will not come. He is afraid of the dark and wishes for even one small nighttime friend to help him. When a little mouse appears, a night of adventure begins. George meets new friends, like a piano-playing bunny with stage fright and a penguin afraid of water. He learns that everyone has fears, and good nighttime friends can help you overcome them all—and have fun along the way! Each page is filled with stunning, vibrant details perfect for an imaginative bedtime story. Fans of the Miyuki series will be delighted to discover this new classic, for the first time both written and illustrated by Seng Soun Ratanavanh.

About the Author

Seng Soun Ratanavanh is a French illustrator and painter living in Paris. She graduated from the National School of Fine Arts ( ENSBA Paris) and regularly exhibits her paintings and drawings in France and abroad. She previously illustrated Thank You, Miyuki; Patience, Miyuki; and Time For Bed, Miyuki.

Praise For…

"This whimsical, transportive bedtime story will soothe children with nighttime fears of their own."
- Publishers Weekly,

"In this French import, a young child goes searching for a nighttime friend to help him overcome his fear of the dark...Satisfying, comforting, and full of tender surprises….A whimsical escort from the reality of nighttime into the fantasy of dreamland."
- Kirkus Reviews (STARRED REVIEW),

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648960703
ISBN-10: 1648960707
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: October 19th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English