A House That Is Haunted
Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Illustrated by Tedd Arnold
Review by: Christa J Koch© Copyright by Preschool Education
Owner/ Operator of www.preschooleducation.com
Your preschooler is going to love
reading along to this Halloween rebus story about a house on Halloween. This
cause and effect stories hilarities make it a favorite Halloween story of
many children and adults alike.
The story starts with a house that is haunted.
Then, a hand “knocks on the door outside” the “house that is haunted,
which startled the spider that dropped to the floor”. The story continues
to wake up the entire house full of Halloween creatures while delighting you
preschooler. Creatures like a mummy, a skeleton, a ghost, and many more. All
the racket that these characters wind up making wakes “up the Monster….
Who stomps his feet… Threw open the door, and hears Trick or treat!” The
last page shows a surprise about the visitor at the door.
When reading this story with my class I always make
it a group participation story. I follow the story through with my finger
and when I reach a rebus picture the children shout out its name. This story
is great for solo or group time. With the catchy words and the rebus
pictures you will find in no time your preschooler will be reading the story
Tedd Arnold does some excellent cartoon depictions
in this book. They are easy to see and a delight to look out. Preschools are
not scared of the pictures; in fact my classes laugh their way through the
story. The illustrations are cute, detailed, and bright. They appear to have
been done in watercolor and colored pencil.
I would recommend this story
to preschool children 3 and up.
If you enjoy this book you will also enjoy Inside
A Barn In The Country and Inside
A Zoo In The City. Also written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated
by Tedd Arnold.