What if a big rhinoceros charges out through my closet door and pulls all my covers off and I get cold and catch pneumonia?
What if I wake up tomorrow and I am a princess far, far away from home, all by myself?
Emily Grace faces her fears and calms herself…and eventually thinks, "What if I close my eyes now and go to sleep?"
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information and strategies for coping with bedtime struggles.
Lisa B. Gehring, MLIS, earned her master's degree from Louisiana State University's School of Library and Information Science. She has been a teacher and principal at a school for children with learning differences, and believes in empowering children to face and work through their fears. She loves to find the funny in life, convinced that laughter is one of life's greatest gifts. She lives in south Louisiana (Geaux Tigers!) with her husband and "granddog." Lisa uses Emily Grace's skills and many more to manage her own "what-ifs."
Regina Flath is a graphic designer and illustrator with a passion for books: reading them, designing them, and illustrating them. She graduated from the University of the Arts in 2009 with a BFA in illustration. She is the cover designer and cover illustrator for the David A. Adler series "Danny's Doodles." Emily Grace and the What-Ifs is her picture book illustration debut. When she's not making books, she's usually making something else, like herbal medicine, homemade lotion, socks, handspun yarns, or dinner. When Regina needs to relax before bed she likes to drink a cup of herbal tea and think of quiet forests. She lives with her husband Dennis, daughter Violet, and two crazy cats. Visit Regina at Regina Flath and hear about her upcoming adventures by following her on Twitter @reginaflath.