Rana is brushing her teeth when the lights go out, leaving her in a darkness as wide as an ocean...
But when the lights go on again Rana misses the warm, cosy darkness.
Author: Anna Perera taught English in two inner London secondary schools before becoming a children's writer and screen writer. She gained an MA in Writing for Children in 1998 and is a member of Shooting People, Talent Circle, Scriptwriter's Workshop and New Producer's Alliance. Anna now lives in Hampshire.
Illustrator: Carl Pearce lives in north Wales and he enjoys watching films, reading books and long walks on the beach with his camera. Growing up, Carl could not decide whether to be a Policeman, Fireman or Ghostbuster. In the end he graduated from the North Wales School of Art and Design in 2004 as an Illustrator.
"The illustrations by Carl Pearce are outstanding, some of the best we've seen in a children's book . . . The darkness is presented as an ocean, just as it seems to Rana, and the scenes of the night-time snack exude warmth and love. Together with it's calm ending, this makes for a perfect bedtime story"
Small Print Books
"Nice lyrical test and unusual illustrations . . . An original approach to fear of the dark"