Benita and the Night Creatures
Mariana Llanos, Cocoretto
Benita loves to read in bed but keeps getting interrupted by a whistling Tunche, a scary Supay and other spooky creatures from Peruvian lore. To the creatures’ disbelief, Benita is so absorbed by her book that she’s not the least bit scared of them. This humorous celebration of bedtime reading puts a global twist on taking the “scary” out of monsters.
"Creatures from Peruvian folklore try, unsuccessfully, to haunt a young reader . . . An imaginative peek at colorful monsters" - Kirkus Reviews "Illustrating duo Cocoretto put their own bold folk art stamp on creatures of lore, while play-by-play text from Llanos establishes the child's single-minded pursuit of reading and the beasts' comic surprise" - Publishers Weekly "Young book lovers will relate to Benita's devotion to reading and be amused by the friendly night creatures, who are all based on Peruvian legends" - The Horn Book Magazine
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