Tiny and Pointy are planning a backyard campout. It’s their first one, and they’re nervous about the “very dark dark.” Though they are “mighty beasts,” even “mighty beasts get scared” without “nighty-lights.” Tiny remembers wise words from his mother that if he is very brave, he can always find a light in the dark—so they set to work on their secret plan to be brave and combat the dark by building their tent to hide in, making helmets to protect them from “Grumbles and Nom-bies,” and stringing lights around the backyard. Their campsite is perfectly illuminated until an unexplained problem occurs and the lights go out, leaving them in the very scary dark. Both “scared together” and “brave together,” they look up and find comforting light in the starry-night sky. Fleck’s darling, colorful illustrations are packed full of funny details (like Auntie Junip’s scary face mask, tiny dino footie pajamas, and scary shadows showing that even Tiny’s stuffed plush is a mighty beast) that combine with Stutzman’s funny lines (like “It is hard to look for something when you have your eyes shut”) to create a delightfully enjoyable second tale for these dino friends that is perfect for tykes who, like Tiny and Pointy, are scared of the dark.
"Maybe, together, the two can be brave enough to open their eyes and look for lights? They are, and when they do, there is the shining moon and a sky filled with glimmering stars . . . A reassuring promise for timorous toddlers with special squishes of their own."
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