For many children nighttime can be a time when imaginations run wild and harmless shadows can turn into scary things. Many a parent has calmed fears of monsters under the bed or in the closet. Pillow Mountain is a delightful, interactive story for children that addresses these fears and shows children that those scary looking shadows are really nothing to be afraid of.
It is bedtime for Nolan. He climbs into his comfy, cozy bed and drifts off to sleep. As he starts to dream, he finds images of scary shadow monsters filling his head and throwing him from his bed and tumbling down a pillow mountain. Nolan runs through his dream while being chased by these ferocious monsters. When he finally reaches a dead end, he must muster up every ounce of courage he has and face his fears. Come to find out, those shadow monsters are nothing more than a mailbox, TV and vaccuum.
I truly loved this story. I instantly fell in love with sweet Nolan and I found myself cheering him on as he ran from his fears and then faced them. As a parent of children who have issues with anxiety and phobias, I think that this can be a very valuable tool to teach children to overcome fears. The story is a very age-appropriate and non-threatening way to open lines of communication and help them realize that scary things are usually just figments of their imagination. The story line is engaging and the interactive graphics are the perfect addition to an already amazing app. Whether you have children who are fearful or not, this is a wonderful story about a courageous little boy that children will fall in love with.