In the vein of monsters under the bed or in my closet and how a young boy creates his own imaginary adventure in order to fall asleep.
adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious
A delightful nod to "Where the Wild Things Are"--Watson can't fall asleep out of fear of monsters under his bed, until he notices a light coming from under his blanket and discovers an entire magical world of friendly monsters, stars, and a train through an ancient city, all living under his night tent blanket. This especially struck a chord for me as it brought back memories of my own time spent playing under my blanket. I love near the end where Watson is standing at the top of the world with his arms up and then on the next page we see that he is really standing up on his bed with his blanket over his head. The evening color pallet of blues and purples creates a dreamy world. Great for storytimes, and Landis Blair is a Chicagoan to boot!
As a personal thing, I really don't like the illustrations of the eyes, but if that doesn't bother you, this book has fun text and some particularly delightful illustrations.
marvelarry's review against another edition
adventurous inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
- Plot- or character-driven? A mix
- Strong character development? No
- Loveable characters? Yes
- Diverse cast of characters? No
- Flaws of characters a main focus? No