Beatrice Likes the Dark
Sisters Beatrice and Roo are opposites. Beatrice loves the dark and everything that goes with it, she dislikes the light. Her younger sister Roo likes the light and everything that goes with it, she dislikes the dark. This book, with its repetitive words and symbols, explores both the world of the night and the world of the sunlight. It demonstrates to young children, especially if there are multiple young children in the same family with opposite personalities from each other, that they can still get along and do things together even if they like different things. To help Roo, who is afraid of the dark, Beatrice makes a potion out of the many items she has collected. The potion works to where the two can hang out together even in their own separate worlds. Even though phrases and words repeat themselves, a way for young readers to learn how to gain confidence reading out loud, the number of words and complexity of the words might make this book one a parent reads to their child; especially if there are multiple siblings in the household and they might not get along all the time.
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