The Night Rebecca Stayed Too Late is the eleventh children's picture book by Saskatchewan writer and storyteller Peter Eyvindson. In this story about children's fear of the dark, a young girl named Rebecca and her friend Suzie let their imaginations run wild. Rebecca must leave her friend's urban home but it is now dark outside. Rebecca imagines that there are scary things outdoors, such as the lilac bushes that may conceal a bear. Suzie reassures her friend and shows Rebecca there is nothing to be afraid of in their neighbourhood. But the girls come to a deserted house whose owner has recently died. Rebecca thinks there might be ghosts lurking down the street. Suzie believes she sees a ghost among the shadows created by the streetlights. Rebecca realizes Suzie's fears are only imagined and now Rebecca becomes the brave one. The pastel coloured illustrations capture the imagined fears of the two friends as they walk down a dimly lit street. The clever use of shadow and perspective allows Rebecca to understand the tricks an overactive imagination can play. This is a delightful story about fears that will reassures every child; it is a great book for Halloween reading.