Who is the story about? A little girl named Elizabeth
Description Elizabeth wakes up in the middle of the night and discovers that her favorite stuffed toy, Kitty, has gone missing. She uses her trusty flashlight to search her darkened room a dn find her errant friend.
Who else is in the story? Kitty, Elizabeth's favorite stuffed animal.
Where are they? In Elizabeth's darkened bedroom in the middle of the night.
What are they doing? Elizabeth is looking for Kitty. She searches all around her room, including the scary places like the closet and under the bed.
Why are they doing that? She misses Kitty and wants a cuddle from him.
What happens to everyone? Elizabeth uses her trusty flashlight to search her room for kitty. As she looks around in the dark, she sees many shadowy objects that could be Kitty. Shining her flashlight on them allows her to see them as they really are, not just as she imagines them to be. For instance, she sees a shadow in the corner that seems to be Kitties, but it turns out just to be a little potted flower. The closet may have a monster in it, but the light scares it away so she can look for Kitty safely.
What's your favorite part of the story? Many children have the experience of being in the dark and being unsure of what they are seeing. It's easy for the imagination to transform everyday objects. this can be frightening, so I like the idea that things which may seem frightening in the dark are actually familiar and safe.
What would you build out of LEGO® DUPLO® blocks to bring your story to life? Children could build the flashlight, Kitty and some of the object found in the story, such as a little pot of flowers or not-so-scary closet monster. It would be fun if page turns were designed in a such a way that the child could build the object in order to find out what Elizabeth was really seeing. For example, an illustration could show the shadow of kitty, then the child could build the flowerpot before turning the page to find out that is what is causing the shadow.