Author: Natalie Babbitt; Two-color pictures by the author
"The truth is that Mylo was very much afraid of the dark," so begins Natalie Babbitt's beloved picture book The Something.
Mylo...is afraid of an indefinable Something coming in through his window at night. Given some modeling clay by his concerned mother, he finally succeeds in making a statue of the Something...The clever, ironic story interprets common childhood fears of the dark in a way that should prove highly amusing to many small children."--Starred/Booklist
The Something was made into a short animated film of the same name in 2015.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
In The News
“Majestic mite of a story.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review
“An amusing story about the nighttime fears of children.” —Publishers Weekly