The Night Visitors: A Picture Book to Help Children Overcome Their Fear of the Dark

January 28, 2019


THE BOOK to Help Ease Your Child’s Fears Of The Dark!

“The Night Visitors” is an engaging and insightful book about a boy who is afraid of the dark.

In this beautifully illustrated book, the little boy fears the monsters in his house. His mother assures him there is no reason to be afraid, but as soon as the lights go out, he becomes a scared child. He is convinced that there is a monster lurking around every corner, but slowly his fear of the monsters are banished.

With the help of his mother, he is encouraged to investigate the source of his fears. In doing so, he slowly discovers that no monsters come to life once the lights go out.

“The Night Visitors” is a “stories in verse” book. The nursery rhymes help to ease children into the story, and also the idea that there is nothing to be afraid of.

How to Overcome Fear of The Dark?

Children go through a lot of emotions and feelings – it’s a part of life. They also go through many new experiences, and any of those new experiencess can suddenly trigger fears within them.

When toddlers and older children are afraid of the dark, it is really hard to convince them that ‘there’s nothing there.’ As parents, we try our best to explain but often, only time, a nightlight and the self realization that there REALLY is nothing there, helps children overcome their fear of the dark.


“Night Visitors” tries to accelerate that process of self-realization, by introducing another scared kid – someone just like them, and someone they can relate to. Thanks to the text and illustrations, they feel hisfear. They recognize that he feels the same way they feel. At the end of the book, they also feel the joy and relief when the boy comes to the realization that ‘there’s really nothing there.

“The Night Visitors” is not a typical monster book. Instead, it’s a children’s book about being scared of the monsters, confronting them, and banishing them.

“The monsters were not in my bed, they were in my head”

“The Night Visitors” was written by Gioula Chelten, for her son, who had an intense fear of the dark. “He’d be fine throughout the day, but the moment the lights went out, he’d become afraid. He would imagine monsters in every corner. Bedtime and dreaming was not a peaceful time for him,” said Gioula.

The book is almost entirely based on personal experiences, and the story of how the author helped to transition her child from fearful, to peacefully going to sleep every night. And today, he proudly exclaims that “the monsters were not in my bed, they were in my head.”

“The Night Visitors” is Engaging and Entertaining

It is suitable for children of all ages, whether they are toddlers or older. It is a fun book, whether you’ve got a scared kid, or not.

The illustrations are vivid and expressive, making it a colorful learning experience, but also a fun read.



Excellent story for children who are afraid of the dark.

Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews

More often than not children relate themselves with the characters of a good story. In such circumstances, reading fiction can help them to get inspiration from the characters. These stories often portray real life implications through anecdotes, and as such makes it easier for them to understand the complex aspects of life. Moreover, reading these stories at regular intervals can actually help them to develop a positive outlook towards life, which eventually proves beneficial for good character development.

The Night Visitors is about a boy who is afraid of the dark. It’s a delightful and charming book for the younger reader. I read it with my grandkids and they loved not only the story, but also the amazing illustrations. I thought the text and illustrations worked very well together.

Author Gioula Chelten writes in a wonderful, simple and imaginative style that will guarantee the attention of young minds. If you ever wanted to bond even more with your children or grandchildren, this would be a lovely story to share with them.

It seems to me that this book was created with a lot of love and joy and it’s clear that the author really enjoys creating such wonderful stories. Thank you for sharing with us the gift that you have obviously worked so hard to refine. We’ll be looking forward to seeing what’s coming next. A well-deserved five stars from us!


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