Disney-Hyperion. Nov. 2019. 256p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781368037013.
Gr 4-6–Monsters are real, and the only way to protect yourself at night is with an army of stuffed animals surrounding you in your bed. Ten-year-old Clark is well aware of what is at stake every time he goes to bed, and has amassed his own legion of stuffed animals to keep himself protected. Unfortunately, his preoccupation with stuffed animals seems childish to those around him, has left him the victim of bullies, and has his mother trying to find him more suitable hobbies. When his mother finally has enough of the stuffed animals and banishes them from Clark’s bedroom while he is away at Camp I Can, it is up to Foon, the last remaining stuffed animal, to fight the evil monster King Derker and save the family. Told from the alternating points of view of Clark and Foon, this is a story of overcoming obstacles and embracing your true self to save those you love. Also included are instructions for making stuffed animal zipper dangles and dolls so that readers can protect themselves from the monsters, too.
VERDICT An additional purchase; this will appeal to readers who like light scares and a bit of magic.

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