Yeti loses his nighttime companion and must brave a storm at night alone.
Yeti and his stuffed yeti sidekick, Chunk, “stick together like peanut butter and jelly.” The duo shares everything from food to danger, and they make a great team, whether they are reading or fighting dinosaurs. But one night at bedtime, Yeti realizes Chunk is nowhere in sight. Frantic, Yeti scours his home: he dons a snorkel and searches the still-filled bathtub, he grabs a flashlight to check outdoors, he rummages in the garbage, he digs through the toy box, and he dirties his white coat peeking up the chimney. Unsuccessful and scared, Yeti realizes that he will have to go to bed alone. He tries to sleep, but the storm, mysterious sounds under his bed, and strange shadows induce in Yeti a hair-raising fright. In his follow-up to The Thing About Yetis (2015), Vogel offers visual contrast between a satisfied, accompanied Yeti (white backgrounds with warm-color vignettes) versus a lone, frightened Yeti (isolated in the middle of gray and purple double-page spreads). Brief text—often just a sentence fragment or two per page—is set in a blocky sans serif typeface, while loud sounds appear in display type: the “KRA-AK!” of thunder; Yeti’s proud “ROAR!” when he conquers his fear.
A good choice for young ones who are overcoming nighttime obstacles, from lost bedtime companions to fear of the dark. (Picture book. 3-5)