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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Night-Frights! Pippa's Night Parade by Lisa Robinson

Pippa loves listening to wild, imaginative stories about all kinds of things that go bump in the night.

But when it's night and the lights go off, they return to worry her.

VILLAINS

AND MONSTERS

AND BEASTS.

Oh, my!

One night a horned dragon comes roaring out of her favorite story! Then a bearded pirate wants to feed her to the sharks! And is that a grouchy bear at her door?

Nobody wants to go to bed with those things around.

Pippa doesn't just lie there. She runs to her parents' room! But they always bring her back to her own bed.

But Pippa has a PLAN.

She leaves an invitation inside all her favorite scary storybooks.

SHARPEN YOUR CLAWS!

PREPARE YOUR FUR AND PAWS!

COME SCARE THE PANTS OFF PIPPA!

And when all else fails, Pippa designs costume wardrobes for each beast and brute and baddie, They try on top hats and tutus, ballgowns and boas, and, of course, matching purses and shoes.
"STRUT YOU STUFF!" SAYS PIPPA.

The creatures have a blast, parading and posing until they're too pooped to pop. And when they drop off to sleep, Pippa cruises to her own bed for a good night's snooze.

Pippa discovers that with her imagination, she can beat the storybook monsters at their own game, in Lisa Robinson's Pippa's Night Parade (Two Lions Press, 2019).  Artist Lucy Fleming provides the storybook baddies, and Pippa creates the posh garb to keep her mental monsters nattily attired and ultimately too tired to cause trouble in a bedtime story that turns the tables on nighttime fears.

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