Sunday, December 10, 2023

✶✦ Orion and the Dark ✦✶by Emma Yarlett [Review & Giveaway USA/CANADA]

Orion and the Dark

By Emma Yarlett | Ages 3 to 7

Orion is scared of a lot of things, but most of all he’s scared of the dark. So one night the Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure. Emma Yarlett’s second picture book combines her incredible storytelling and artwork with die-cut pages that bring the Dark to life.

My thoughts: I have mixed feelings about giving children books about fears that they are not experiencing. It could perhaps trigger an imagination that gives birth to the fear.... of the dark, of monsters, of whatever. However, much good can also come from light hearted stories that confront the fear. I believe that Orion and the Dark can be a helpful book. That being said, let's look at this delightfully engaging book.

Pictures and words are scattered across the pages throughout the book. Extra words that aren't part of the narrative, but lend substance and thought as well as entertainment to the reading.

The story has Orion (our little boy) being confronted in a very friendly and helpful manner by the personification of "the dark" where they engage in conversation, excursions, and have fun in the doing.

At the end of the book, Orion is no long afraid of "the dark" as "Dark-personified" is his very good friend. And who's ever afraid of your very best friend?.

Read it before you see it!

Experience the magic of Orion and the Dark before it hits the big screen! Join us in celebrating Emma Yarlett’s beloved picture book and its exciting new movie adaptation. Secret word: dark

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Orion and the Dark will be out on Netflix on February 2, 2024.

Enter to win a copy now or go ahead and purchase a copy. Then you'll be ready to see it in a whole new light when the movie comes out, February 2, 2024 on Netflix!


3 Winners - A copy of Orion and the Dark

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  1. Afraid of the dark as a child very near sighted

  2. Yes, as far as I can remember.

  3. I was very afraid of the dark as a child. I slept with my lamp on, and then a nightlight as I got older.

  4. nope, I'm a strange child, I was able to sleep alone in my room while enjoy horror movie in the dark fine

  5. Yes, I was afraid as a child. For my children I gave them dream catchers

    1. I was afraid of the dark as a child with a bit of lingering fear in early adulthood. Thankfully, I'm ok now on that particular dark side. 😉😏

  6. When my son was three he was afraid of monsters in the closet, so I took a can of air freshener and decorated it and labeled it monsters away and he sprayed it every night

  7. I don’t think I was afraid of the dead growing up.

  8. As a young child I was afraid of the dark, but not anymore.

  9. I was not afraid. I remember seeing what looked like jacks in the dark as a child.


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