Stormy Night by Hubert Flattinger

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If the night is dark and wild,
if the booming thunder wakes you . . .
If the slippery-fingered rain
tip-taps on the windowpane,
if every single tap makes your heart feel like a stone,
if you feel you’re all alone,
that’s the time to come to me.
On my lap and in my arms, I will hold you safe and warm.
And all will be well.

This is a soothing, reassuring picture book that will help banish any youngster’s bedtime fears.
This is a soothing, reassuring picture book that will help banish any youngster's bedtime fears.
 

About Hubert Flattinger

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Flattinger writes and illustrates the children's page in an Austrian newspaper and creates stories and plays for children.
 
Published July 1, 2002 by North-South. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While some of the illustrations clearly delineate the line between imagination and reality—a "giant twisting snake" that's actually a vacuum cleaner hose, for instance—others are much more ambiguous, particularly one chilling attic scene in which a dressmaker's dummy casts a crucifix-like shadow ...

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