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Orion and The Dark. Orion is scared of a lot of things: monsters in his closet, popping balloons, and haircuts, for example. But the scariest thing of all is … the dark. Despite brainstorming ways to conquer his fear (eating carrots to improve his night vision, keeping pet glowworms), nothing works. Finally, Orion can’t take it anymore and stands on his bed to shout at the night sky, “I’ve had enough of you, Dark! I wish you and your scary sounds, your murky monsters, and your pitch blackness would just … just … go away!” Incredibly, the opposite happens. A bluish blob spangled with stars slips feet first through Orion’s skylight and into the chair by the boy’s bed. With a kind smile and die-cut arm extended, the Dark takes Orion’s hand, and the two set off on an adventure to get to the bottom of Orion’s nighttime fears. Reminiscent of Oliver Jeffers, Yarlett’s illustrations are a joyful mix of digital collage, sketchbook, and saturated watercolor done in a palette of blueberry and Starburst candies. Many pictures invite close inspection, adding quirky details that fill out the story. Orion’s adventures replace fear with fun, ending with a hug, a new friend, and a well- traveled pair of bunny slippers. Only sweet dreams ahead with this one.
The mixed-media artwork is engaging and expressive…. A funny, savvy bedtime story that addresses common fears.
The varied images are gorgeous to look at, and they will leave readers feeling fortunate to have witnessed these two protagonists’ starry-eyed mutual affection.
Night-shy children will find companionship in Orion and comfort the Dark’s gentle, friendly appearance, while grown-up readers will invent excuses to keep this book on their own shelves.
With detailed illustrations that pop off every page, this story is a wonderful exploration of how sometimes the things we fear the most are just things we don’t understand