Title: In the Dead of the Night
Written by Arthur McBain
Illustrated by Tom Knight
Published by Little Hare Books, imprint of Hardie Grant Egmont
RRP: $19.99

On a cold, stormy night Lily is in bed, scared, when she hears a tapping on her wall. Thinking of all the paranormal creatures it could be, she decides she needs to be brave to help her little brother. Getting ready with a torch, mask and broom to thwart off the enemy, Lily embarks on her rescue.

Lyrical rhyming text makes this book perfect for reading aloud. There are many books on this same topic, but this is unique as it includes sibling love and protection. The verbal and visual texts work well together, with colours, shape and framing used to full effect.

This book will prompt many conversations with a young audience, and will also help young ones afraid of the dark to allay their fears. Perfect for story time and all libraries.

Many thanks to Hardie Grant Egmont for supplying this book for review.