Kamyla Chung and the Creepy Crawlies is a wonderful story of trying to get children to sleep when they think there are spooky images in their bedroom. Author Ellwyn Autumn has created a bedtime story that all children and parents can relate to.
Firstly, Kamyla shouldn’t listen to Joey Jordan, a boy at school who said creepy crawlies eat people. Since then Kamyla has had trouble sleeping. But she comes up with some ideas for dealing with the spooky images. First, she tries putting her head under the blankets and staying absolutely still. The next night, she slept with her stuffed rabbit because she heard that a rabbit’s foot is lucky. The next night, she slept with a nightlight on.
I love the store clerk’s quote, “If something in the dark isn’t right, all you need is a little light.” In the end they call an exterminator to get rid of the creepy crawlies. When the bedroom light is on, there are no creepy crawlies, until she turns on the nightlight. It doesn’t take long for them to discover what the creepy crawlies truly are. You’ll have to read the book to solve the mystery.