I read this years ago when I was child. My daughter is now reading it at school, so we got the book on tape for her to listen to. Hearing it again as an adult, I really appreciate how funny and lively the characters are. It’s a lovely book about overcoming your fear of the dark.
“It’s a Catherine wheel!” said the little boy
“Actually,” said the Catherine Wheel, “I’m a barn owl.”
How lovely is that?