Posts Tagged "Monsters"

I Love You More Than the Smell Of Swamp Gas

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 3

I Love You More Than the Smell Of Swamp Gas

SNATCH A STORY   This slideshow requires JavaScript.   THE WICKED READ   I Love You More Than the Smell of Swamp Gas By Kevan Atteberry Illustrated by Kevan Atteberry Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062408716 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Little monster wonders: Does Papa love the swamp more than he loves his little monster? Papa and little monster are on a skink chase in a dark, stinky swamp. Do you love me as much as the skink that you chase…or the smell of the swamp…or the beasts in this place? From the author-illustrator of Bunnies!!! and...

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Creepy Pair of Underwear!

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 2

Creepy Pair of Underwear!

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Creepy Pair of Underwear! By Aaron Reynolds Illustrated by Peter Brown Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers ISBN-13: 9781442402980) Age Range: 4 – 8 Years From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear. Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the...

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Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 7

Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath

SNATCH A STORY   An Excerpt from Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath   Newly arrived in London, 12-year-old Hyacinth accidentally unleashes glowing water from her bathroom sink. She mops up most of it, but a single drop escapes. And then things get really weird… Somebody started knocking loudly on the front door. They called out, “Postman. Sign for a parcel?” Well, actually, they said, “Possssstman. Sssssign for a parsssssel?” I though the way they stretched out the Ss was a little weird – but Lady Roslyn seemed to find it much worse. “The Saltpetre Men!” she cried out. “They’ve found...

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My Tail’s Not Tired

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Scare-o-Meter: 1

My Tail’s Not Tired

SNATCH A STORY   Nothing more frightful at bedtime than a tail that is just not tired!   THE WICKED READ   My Tail’s Not Tired By Jana Novotny-Hunter Illustrated by Paula Bowles Published by Child’s Play-International Age Range: 2 – 5 Years How can any little monster possibly go to bed when their tail isn’t even tired? And when their knees still have plenty of bounce in them? And when their arms still want to fly like a jet plane? Bedtime is surely a long way off! Luckily, Big Monster has a strategy to outwit Little Monster, with the inevitable result! A...

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Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 3

Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Ossiri and the Bala Mengro By Richard O’Neill & Katharine Quarmby Illustrated by Hannah Tolson Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846439254 Age Range: 4 – 9 Years A Traveller girl creates her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. She plays it enthusiastically, but it sounds terrible! Ignoring warnings not to awaken the ogre in the hills, Ossiri goes there to practice playing her instrument. Will she wake the ogre, and will it appreciate her playing? Told by a Romani...

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