• "Cooper has a shadowy style which she uses to great effect, wafting us into the surreal imagination of a boy determined to stay up all night"

    The Times
  • "Helen Cooper's beautifully illustrated, dreamy book dealing with the fears born of children's imaginings blurs the line between fact and fantasy in a way that provides lots of scope for classroom discussion"

  • "Beautifully and evocatively illustrated . . . A gem . . . A simple yet captivating picture book which youngsters will return to again and again"

    Junior Bookshelf
  • "Successfully combines the slightly scary with homely reassurance; it is effectively and simply told, and is brought to life by plenty of imaginative, detailed, full-page illustrations"

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