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An old friend from my junior high school days (hey Philippa
Schuyler heads), who is now a father, has added an additional title, author, to
his resume.  Davon Washington and his
son, Chase Washington recently released the children’s book titled Jack theBoogey is My Real Name
Jack the Boogey is My Real Name is a 32-page, hardcover,  picture book suitable for young children who
are afraid to go to bed at night because they’re scared of the “Boogeyman.”  The Boogeyman is notorious for hiding under
kid’s beds and inside of their closets, leaving them afraid of the dark, and
scared to go to sleep alone.  Shoot! I
remember, even, being afraid of the Boogeyman when I was my daughter’s
age.  Of course now, I know he is NOT
real… or do I?

In Jack the Boogey is My Real Name, Jack, the Boogey Monster
takes the reader(s) along on his journey to becoming the Boogey Monster, and reveals
that everything he does is not to scare children, but to instead, protect them.
In fact, what’s afraid of Jack the Boogey are the “real” monsters who are out
to scare innocent children while they’re dreaming.
The illustrations prepared by Ana-Gabriela Stroe mesh well
with the theme and focus of the story. 
The illustrations are very much kid-friendly, and my daughter loved
Jack the Boogey is My Real Name came out just in time since
my daughter has begun sleeping in her own bed. 
Prior to this, her fear were ghosts. 
She’s always voiced “Mommy, I scared. Ghosts are in my room.”  Thank God we’ve gotten through it, and she’s now sleeping in her own bed, and hasn’t mentioned ghosts.  Thanks to Jack
the Boogey, she’ll have no fear of the Boogeyman either.  Now, we just have to figure out what to do
with the other, “bad” monsters that Jack is trying to keep away.

While I’ve never read a scary story, or story about monsters
to my 3 yr old, it’s refreshing to see Davon and Chase Washington use a “monster”
in the alternative way by removing the fear that is usually associated with the
Boogey Monster to help children sleep peacefully at night.  Jack the Boogey is My Real Name is a true story of good vs evil, and to
figure out what I’m talking about you’d just have to read the book!  
The book can be purchased on Amazon.com for $18.93
Check out Jack the Boogey online Jacktheboogey.com, on Facebook, Instagram

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Kim is the do-it-all mom (and wife) who not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also blogs about her love of family, travel, beauty and skincare. Now that she has a kindergartener, Kim has added Class Parent to her resume. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she makes them look easy.
  • I used to be scared of “the boogie man” until one day i realized my grandfather was playing a trick on me.

  • RattlesandHeels

    I love this book. I’m going to need to add this to my kids Christmas list. My daughter usually get’s scared around Halloween but that’s it.

  • What a nice book! The illustration looks great. I should get this for Jaydn and Juliana they would enjoy.

    • You should. Davon would probably sign it for them too

  • Alison Freisz-Steward

    This is so cute! And may be perfect for my almost 3 year old who has just discovered “monsters” courtesy of her big brother!

    • Aww Thank God for big brothers… a gift and a curse in this instance.

  • omg this is adorable! I have to grab this for my son!

  • The scaries – my daughter gets them every once in a while. Most of the time, she can be quieted with me telling her that all she has to do is yell, and mommy and daddy will come to her and Jesus is watching over her.

    Other times, my husband ends up sleeping with her or she ends up in the baby bed in our room.

    • This is a late reply… sorry. I tell my daughter the same thing! Aww you have a baby bed in your room. I wouldn’t even want to start that since we just got her out of our bed.