In this lovely book the tables are turned (the little girl is comforting a frightened monster, who is not at all scary). This may neutralise a child's fear of monsters.
Many young children develop a fear of the dark, vividly imagining sinister things lurking under the bed. As parents it is often our first reaction to tell children that there’s nothing to be scared of, but the fears and feelings are very real to the child. These picture books acknowledge fears and phobias associated with the dark. Some books aim to neutralise fears by promoting darkness as a positive and necessary aspect of the night.