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15 Books to Help Kids Overcome Their Fears

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book for child afraid of nightmares, Little Critter Bad Dream

What a Bad Dream by Mercer Mayer


Nightmares happen to everyone, including Little Critter. One night, one of his dreams starts out great, with him skipping baths, eating fudge pops for breakfast, and getting a gorilla as a pet. But it quickly turns into a nightmare when he realizes his family is nowhere to be found, so he has no one to read to him, tuck him in, and give him a hug. Everything is better when he wakes up to his mom and dad comforting him.

Recommended age: 3 and up

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