Jessica Takes Charge

Linda Larose, Illustrated by Leanne Franson

Jessica is sure there is a monster in the house -- she hears it rumbling at night in her parents bedroom. Bravely she creeps into their room and douses the monster with water. But there was no monster: it was just Dad snoring. Instead of being triumphant, Jessica feels sheepish. Later she is relieved to hear her parents giggling in their room.