To small children with vivid imaginations, scary things can be anywhere and everywhere. Barking dogs, blaring sirens, thunder and lightning. . . . What then, when fantasy takes over to make matters even worse? What is a child to do when sharks appear in large puddles and scarecrows grin hideously? Days like these and especially bedtimes like these call for a picture book just like this. The gentle but insistent reminder that Mom and Dad are near will calm the worst fears. And, when seen from the safety of a snug bed, the cleverly depicted images of yowling tomcats and creeping spiders will incite no fear, only a sense of adventure.