Monsters Are Not Real
Mom tells me that monsters are not real.
I’m not sure if she is right or not.
I see long, dark shadows on my walls late at night.
The long, dark shadows seem to dance on my wall.
Mom says the shadows are from the tree outside my window.
She says the light from the moon makes the shadows.
She says the wind blows, which makes the tree’s shadows move.
Mom says the moon will be dark in a day or two.
She says I’ll see then that monsters are not real.
I hope she is right. I hope it’s just the tree, light, and wind.
What is the problem in the story?
What is causing the child to think about monsters?
How does the light enter the room?
Why does the mom tell the child that monsters are not real?
The title of the passage is Monsters Are Not Real. Which word means almost the same as real?