the Haunted House
By Eve Bunting
Illustrated By Susan Meddaugh
Review by: Yvonne
"Give me your hand, you’re as
brave as can be! I know you’re not Frightened, but stay close to
follows the two main characters through an actual haunted house,
where they see many typical Halloween characters. Witches, bats, and
ghosts, just to name a few, are all found in this rhythmic tale by Eve
Bunting. The illustrator, Susan Meddaugh, adds another twist to this story
by not letting the reader see the main characters until the final page of
the book! The children I read this book to couldn’t wait to see who went
into this haunted house. They noticed that the character with the big
shoes seemed somewhat more scared then the character with the small shoes,
know you’re not frightened, but still... we could go. No one would
notice. ‘No,’ you say? ‘No’?"
read this book to younger children, there are plenty of ways to get them
involved. My 2-5 year olds enjoyed trying to guess who the main characters
were and also what type of creatures they would see next. As we neared the
end of the story no, one had guessed correctly as to their identities.
What a funny surprise it was when I turned the last page! The children
were in stitches!
year olds enjoyed reading this book to themselves as well. The rhythm of
the words made it easy for the beginning readers to follow. They too
couldn’t figure out the main characters’ identities, and they were
even laughing at the end!
your curiosity have you wondering? Sorry, but you’ll have to step into
the house where the scary ones hide to find out whom and what is inside!
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