Fear of the dark and unknown noises in the dark are the bane of childhood. Most children are, at sometime if not all the time, frightened in the dark. Learning the source of the sounds and experiencing pleasant times with someone they love helps children to take control of their fears. Little Beth shows her readers how a step into darkness can be a happy surprise. Little Beth has become a playmate for her readers, showing them how to enjoy the birds and creatures in their yard, and how to play outside in previous picture books. Now she will gather all her courage and walk her reader friends into the dark to discover that once you know what it is, it's not nearly so scary.