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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
It’s nice to have a secret friend, someone to watch over you and keep you feeling safe and loved. For Penny, her secret friend is a Little White Light that shines in the corner of her bedroom ceiling every night and in the early hours of the morning. The Little White Light hasn’t been around much lately and, even though Penny calls out to it every night and every morning, it doesn’t always appear. While working in the garden and pondering the missing Little White Light, Penny’s friend, MJ comes over. Together they witness an almost fatal interaction between a cat and a blue parakeet. MJ encourages the cat to let go of the parakeet. Once free, the parakeet is still in a lot of pain. The concerned children try their best to save him and are rewarded the next day with a lively, recovered parakeet and many Little White Lights twinkling on the ceiling.
This is a delightfully simple magical tale with a good dose of charm and a definite feel-good sense. Judy Lowe’s An Almost Very Scary Day reaches out to the imagination deep within all of us and teaches us to deeply care, not just for our secret, imaginary friends, but also for our real human friends and all of the creatures around us, especially a certain pretty blue parakeet. The two children in this story are very endearing and readers young and old will instantly fall in love with them. It is in the compassion of these two children that fear is conquered, for they truly did fear for the livelihood of the injured parakeet. An entrancing story with beautiful illustrations.