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Emily Brown and the Thing (Emily Brown)

4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  80 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
An original and witty take on a classic theme--being afraid of the dark In this warm-hearted tale, Emily and Stanley find a "Thing" crying outside their window. They embark on a series of adventures to find everything he needs for a good night's sleep, but nothing seems to work. What is troubling the Thing, and why can't he get to sleep? Parents and children everywhere ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 18th 2007 by Orchard Books
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Robin Rousu
Nov 02, 2016 Robin Rousu rated it it was amazing
Absolutely delightful. Clever and funny and sweet. Masterful pairing of illustrations and text. Highly recommended for ages 4-8.
SHeakin
Sep 30, 2016 SHeakin rated it it was amazing
My first thoughts on opening the cover page of this book is... a child’s point of view. I came about this conclusion with the image of writing materials that a child had began to use. I was not disappointed. The story is told by a young girl, who is obviously retelling her fears and emotions from the aspect of being a grown-up in control. Is this because she want’s to be brave? She goes on an adventure of developing her confidence and self-esteem to overcome her night-time anxieties as she ...more
Angela
May 15, 2013 Angela rated it liked it
A nice story suitable for year 1 and reception children, which is based on the theme of being scared of the dark (or scared of going to sleep). We are all familiar with the idea of children being scared of something under their bed or something hiding in the dark. This book presents an actual image and a character of a 'Thing' (as a proper noun!). Emily and her bunny are trying to get to sleep but they keep getting disturbed by the Thing which asks Emily to find things which he needs for a good ...more
Rosanna
Sep 20, 2014 Rosanna rated it really liked it
My 3-year-old daughter liked this one a lot as well. It had a different flow than the other two Emily Brown books that we had read (That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown and Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency) She enjoyed looking at the illustrations, talking about everything that was going on in each picture, and finding where the Thing was in the ones where he wasn't as visible.
Sadia Zafar
May 23, 2013 Sadia Zafar rated it it was amazing
A great book for independent reading and reading as a group. The story is about a young girl who is awoken by a 'thing' more than once throughout the night. 'The Thing' asks Emily Brown to help him get to sleep by fetching his blanket, some milk and some medicine. He finally admits to feeling scared and questions what 'a Thing' really was.

This book created very interesting discussions amongst children in the class. Children thoroughly enjoyed this book, as did I.

Age Range 5 - 7
Katherine
Jan 21, 2016 Katherine rated it really liked it
In this story Emily Brown and her rabbit Stanley are just drifting off to sleep when a variety of peculiar noises disturbs them. Each time it is a big grey Thing, who sends them off on a series of quests (to find medicine, a snack and his cuddly-wuddly) to help him go to sleep. Each quest turns into an adventure in true Emily Brown style. It's a charming story, loved by my 5 year old but not a patch on "That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown" in my view hence the 4* rating.
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Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. She was convinced that there were dragons living on this island, and has been fascinated by dragons ever since. She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin's and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton. Cressida loves illustrating her own ...more
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