A deliciously scary cumulative tale, with the series of possible monsters that follow each scared of something else. Kids will enjoy the humor as well as the shiver these all-star spooks bring.
Enriched by noted artist, Leonard Baskin's gallery of frightful imaginings, this is not a bedtime book, for the skeletons, witches, and other spooky creatures conjured up will lull no child to sleep! Instead, this is a humorous and spine-chilling repetitive story for older children.
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Richard Michelson is a prize-winning poet whose works appear in numerous anthologies, including The Norton Introduction to Poetry and Blood to Remember: American Poets of the Holocaust. His collection Tap Dancing for the Relatives was praised by Elie Wiesel as "deeply moving." He is also the author of the children's book, Grandpa's Gamble (Cavendish Children's Books, 1999). The owner of R. Michelson Galleries, he lives with his family in Amherst, MassachusettsFrom Publishers Weekly:
In this good-humored picture book, a parent pounces on a child's fear of the things that go bump in the night and transforms it into a game. The narrator, in verse, banteringly dismisses the existence of ghosts, then adds "the werewolves' bay-- / AIYAAA . . . / would scare a ghost away!" At which point all dread of ghosts cedes to a sudden terror of werewolves ("Did you say werewolves?"). Each new apparition is quickly supplanted by another, even more frightening entity. The rhyme hurtles along, full of glee, punctuated by the child's loud shouts of dread-filled surprise. But it is obvious that the child is now delighted by each arrival, egging on the adult for the next in the gallery of ghouls. Oversize watercolors, which combine an effective mix of somber grays and splashes of bright paint, are both eerie and exotic, and convey--spiritedly--the giddy intrigue of the text. Ages 6-up.
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