Ever since the Little White Light first started appearing to Penny, it showed up in the corner of her bedroom ceiling-both at night and in the early morning hours-and blinked, reassuring her with its presence. But one night, it wasn't there. The next day, as Penny thought about the Little White Light's absence, her best friend MJ stopped by. No longer wanting to keep the secret of the Little White Light from him, Penny told MJ all about the light and how very special it was to her. While the children talked and worked in Penny's garden, they heard a frightening screeching and squawking coming from the side of the house. What could be making such a terrible noise? Facing a scary situation on their own, the children must learn to find courage and compassion in the face of fear. This coming of age story about overcoming scary moments will resonate with children young and old. Beautifully illustrated, An Almost Very Scary Day is a wonderful reminder about how magical even an ordinary day can be.
Judy Lowe is a retired part-time G/T teacher in the Dallas Independent School District in Dallas, Texas. Since 1966, she has acquired a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and a Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education. Her hobbies are reading, working in the yard, walking, and being outside. Judy enjoys musicals, attending The Vocal Majority performances, traveling, and watching many programs on PBS, Hallmark and History channels. She is a member of the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Retired Teachers Association, Dallas ISD TAG Educators Alumni, KERA, and North Texas Book Festival, Inc. Judy's first book, The Little White Light, received Honorable Mention in the 2015 North Texas Book Festival category Children's Books Ages 1-6. Her second book, MJ's New Friend, received Second Place in the category Children's Books Ages 6-12.