Night Animals

For Parents and Caregivers

Possum is hiding from the sounds in the night, and his fear sets off a chain reaction in the other night animals.

Something’s out there in the dark! First Possum hears it. Then Skunk. Then Wolf comes running. “What could it possibly be?” asks Bat. “Night animals!” the animals declare.

“But you are night animals,” Bat informs this not-so-smart crew. In this reassuring twist on a cozy bedtime book, there really is nothing to be afraid of in the dark.

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