ZEE IS NOT SCARED by Michel Gay

ZEE IS NOT SCARED

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Age Range: 4 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Little Zee (2003) returns for a night’s horseplay (okay, zebraplay) with his parents. Annoyed at being sent away while the grownups watch a scary movie on TV, Zee sneaks back beneath a sheet, and sends them galloping out of the room with a loud “BOO.” Eventually, after some mysterious household noises and much tiptoeing about in the dark, all end up snuggled together in bed. Zee’s parents put up a convincing show of alarm in Gay’s Marc-Simont–like illustrations, but with darkness indicated by the thinnest and most transparent of sepia washes, every figure is always plainly, reassuringly visible to young viewers. “Don’t be afraid,” Zee murmurs, in a bit of role reversal at the end of this cozy bedtime episode, “I’ll stay with you and hold you tight. Good night!” Sleep tight. (Picture book. 4-6)

Pub Date: March 22nd, 2004
ISBN: 0-618-43931-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Clarion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2004




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