Title In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories
Author Alvin Schwartz, Victor Rivas (illustrator)
Format Kindle Edition
Page Length 64
Publication Date 25 Jul 2017
Read Date 25 Sep 2017
Rating 3.776659 stars – Recommended
In a dark, dark room, in a soft, soft voice, tell a scary story!
Newly reillustrated, this classic I Can Read full of spooky stories is perfect for beginning readers who love a bit of a scare.
Victor Rivas’s silly and spooky art will introduce a new generation to stories inspired by traditional folktales like “The Teeth,” “In the Graveyard,” “The Green Ribbon,” “In A Dark, Dark Room,” “The Night It Rained,” “The Pirate,” and “The Ghost of John.”
The original edition has won many state awards and is an ALA Notable Children’s Book.
In a Dark, Dark Room is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.
Well, that was a fun little read. I came across this on bibliobeth’s blog review.
As it is coming up to Halloween I like to sit in the garden with my nieces and do a bit of a Halloween/Samhain campfire where we roast marshmallows and tell scary stories. HEATHENS! You can be sure that this book will be making an appearance on that night!
Although these stories are very much intended for use with children, it did make me laugh that they reminded me of many of the short ‘horror’ stories that one may find on the reddit dot com. You know, the ones where the twist at the end is always ‘and it turns out they were dead all along!’
Anyway, I’m off to tie a green ribbon round my neck. Peace and Love.