A sudden noise startles three unsuspecting children in the middle of the night and it's coming from under the bed. What's waiting for them under there is something none of them would want to sleep through.
Time to wake up...
Meet the Family
Jill is the oldest child and usually has to take care of Derrick and Celeste.
She's really good at sports and usually winds up covered in bumps, bruises, and scratches.
Even though she sometimes finds her siblings annoying, she loves them all the same and tries not to be too bossy with them when the parents aren't around.
Recently at school she's been getting straight A's in French class, which is odd because the best she got was a B last term.
Derrick is the middle child in the family and spends a lot of time playing with his toys, reading the toy catalog, checking toy websites, and figuring out how to save enough money to get that really amazing dinosaur robot toy at the store.
His dream is to one day convert an entire room into a big connected train set with mountains and forests and spaceships. Then have a dinosaur attack it!
Derrick looks up to his big sister Jill and often wants to play sports with her, but they usually don't have enough people to play a proper game, so they have to make up the rules.
Annoyingly, Derrick's started eavesdropping on everything Celeste says to her toys, even when he's down in the kitchen while she's in her room. The sound must carry through the vents or something.
Celeste is the baby in the family but that's okay with her. She knows she's mostly grown up now and can take care of herself!
She likes collecting cute animal stuffies and making up adventures about them. Her stuffies have had so many crazy adventures, Derrick and Jill wouldn't believe it.
Celeste is the most imaginative and artistic of the three, with walls covered in drawings about all the things her toys have done when nobody else was looking. Sometimes she draws Derrick and Jill too, usually they're in trouble. Derrick catches on fire a lot in the drawings. The water dragon stuffie always saves him though!
She's become quite popular at school by winning all the volleyball games during gym. Her classmates see her as a sports hero, transformed from the shy girl in class from the beginning of the school year.
Reasons why this book is too scary for you
- The cover is very dark
- The unknown
- Book has very sharp corners
- Contains characters making sudden loud noises
- More pages to read than the first book
- Risk of paper cuts
- Flammable and inflammable
- Still exists even if you turn out the lights