Article Title

Orion and the Dark



Excellent, Preschool, Emma Yarlett, Dark, Friendship, Picture Book, Fear

Document Type

Book Review


Orion is scared of a lot of things—like closets, oceans, popping balloons, and girls—but what scares him more than anything else is the dark. He tries to solve the problem by doing things like staging a protest and dressing up as an owl but nothing works. Finally he is fed up with the dark and the scary noises and demands that Dark go away. Then outside his window, Dark comes alive and comes to talk to Orion. Together they explore the dark, scary areas and find where the noises that make Orion nervous are coming from. In the end, Orion has made a new best friend.