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Book shines a light on fear of the dark

The dark can be a scary place, but local author, David James’ new illustrated children’s book aims to help little ones see the ‘Light in the Dark.’

Light in the Dark is a playful illustrated children’s book that teaches children not to be afraid of the dark. The story follows a young boy using play through hide and seek with his dad to see the lighter sides of the dark and cleverly utilises the different colours of the rainbow to also teach children about colours. And to add a bit more fun, there is a ‘find the star’ on each spread.

David said, “Following on from the success of my first children’s book released last year, Calm of the Storm, I once again pulled my inspiration from my 2-year-old son, Sebastian. We often play hide and seek, just like in the new book, but sometimes when he closes a door and the room goes dark he feels a little scared and quickly opens the door back up or turns a light on, which makes it easy to find him.

“There are many children who are afraid of the dark, and this book helps to teach them that it doesn’t have to be scary.

“Local printers, Willprint, have once again done a wonderful job with the printing and of course I couldn’t have done it without the talented work by my illustrator, Azante (Ivan) Zamyslov.”

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