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The Monster Who Ate Darkness (2008)

by Joyce Dunbar

Other authors: Jimmy Liao (Illustrator)

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The Monster Who Ate Darkness is a book about a little monster who was hungry, yet everything he ate failed to satisfy him. Suddenly, one night, he ate darkness and that satisfied him like no other, yet he was still hungry. He went outside during the dark and began to eat everything that was dark, and as a result the monster began to get bigger and bigger. The monster went all the way to the moon eating the darkness of space. He found himself on a planet, and he ate all the darkness there too. He had no more darkness to eat. He was sad, and so was earth, with no darkness there either. Earth was out of balance. More than that though, the monster heard a little boy crying because there was no darkness and as a result, he could not sleep. So the monster went all the way back to earth to provide darkness for the little boy. AFter the little boy went to sleep, all of the darkness oozed out of the monster and filled earth and space with darkness again, and order was restored.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763638595, Hardcover)

Best-selling Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao teams up with renowned British author Joyce Dunbar to present a fantastical, heartwarming tale.

Why can’t Jo-Jo go to sleep? He doesn''t like the darkness under the bed — a monster might be hiding there. And one is! It's a tiny speck of a monster with a huge appetite for darkness, gobbling it up under the bed, in every nook and cranny, and in the wide world outside, growing bigger with every bite. Soon there is no darkness left anywhere, from the earth to the stars. All the world is light, but the monster still has an empty feeling inside. Only a sleepless boy will help him be fulfilled at last.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:03 -0400)

A tiny, hungry monster grows bigger and bigger as he eats every bite of darkness on Earth.

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