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Two boys with very big imaginations camp out in the backyard and compete to show their courage in the face of imagined nighttime dangers.
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Tom Birdseye is the author of many popular books for young readers, including "Look Out, Jack!" "The Giant Is Back!", illustrated by Will Hillenbrand, and "Soap!Soap! Don't Forget the Soap!:An Appalachian Tale", illustrated by Andrew Glass. He lives in Oregon. His Web Site is www.tombirdseye.com.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1-During a backyard camp out, two boys boast of their courage as they describe an ever-escalating, cumulative parade of creatures that wouldn't scare them. With rejoinders of "Oh yeah?" each child tries to outdo the other in detailing the spiders, snakes, crocodiles, and dragons that he would take on. Their bragging takes them out of the tent, where they leave their stuffed animals by the maple tree to show their incredible bravery. When they are startled into a mad dash back inside by a noise they take for a "kid-eating monster," they accidentally leave their toys behind. The youngsters find their courage, charge out, and rescue the stuffed animals from- a family dog. Children who enjoy a good scare will delight in the imaginary big-eyed, slithering, stalking, dangling critters that crowd the pages in increasing numbers. The depiction of the "monster" at the climax is startling enough to scare the other creatures away (but not readers). The colored-pencil and acrylic cartoon illustrations burst with energy in fiery yellows, oranges, and reds, and feature jagged edges and the deliciously menacing imagined threats that become part of the action. For libraries looking for books about courage and kids looking for tales about monsters, this is a good choice for one-on-one or group sharing. Oh yeah!
Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI
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