Monday, July 31, 2017

Oh Susannah: Things that Go Bump: a story about facing your fears

Oh, Susannah: Things That Go Bump by Carole P. Roman is the second book about a young girl named Susannah who is learning about life and herself. In this book, Susannah is reluctant to go to a sleepover at her friend’s Lola’s house because the house is old and scary. But she’s afraid to tell her parents and Lola why she doesn’t want to go so she goes anyway. While there, she and Lola start to have fun while Susannah tries to push aside her fears. Until something happens that she can’t hide her fear anymore. She learns that everyone has fears and just because something is old and scary looking doesn’t mean that it is.

I enjoyed this book as it is a lesson for children with fears. Like my 5 year old is afraid to be alone in the dark and I’ve been trying to help her overcome this fear. I will be reading this book to her in the hopes that she can relate to Susannah and understand there is nothing to fear. I enjoyed Ms. Roman’s illustrations that everyone has a fear of something and not let fear keep them from enjoying life and having fun. I highly recommend Oh, Susannah: Things That Go Bump for any family or school library.

Oh, Susannah: Things That Go Bump
is available in

paperback and ebook