This Book Is Haunted (I Can Read Book 1 Series)

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We will not scare you… much!

Children will love this tickling collection of poems and short tales...told by a ghost!

This book's "not too scary" ghost host tells five spooky stories.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Although as it claims, this book is "not too scary," it is filled with creepy drawings and even creepier stories. It is a great collection of six short stories and poems that begins with an introduction from a spooky monster. With as much rhythm as a child's step during trick-or-treating, the text is easy to read and sounds great when read out loud. Skeletons, ghosts, witches, and mummies fill the pages in dark autumn and Halloween colors. The first story, "105 Windy Street" is about two girls who go out to collect their candy and make one last stop at the said address. When the girls cry "trick or treat" the spooky occupants, a ghost and a witch, answer the door without candy and give only a scare to the children. "Witch's Stew" is about just that: dead black bugs and monsters' teeth are just a couple of the goulish ingredients in this treat of a poem. This title is "An I Can Read Book" of Level 1, Beginning Reading. 2002, HarperCollins Publishers Inc, Ages 7 to 11.
— Cherie Ilg Haas
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A ghostly narrator tells six not-so-scary Halloween stories that beginning readers will enjoy. The first tale features two greedy trick-or-treaters who are tricked by a witch and a ghost. Next, sibling rivalry goes unchecked when Baby Bibble disappears as Sally Bibble scribbles the child's image with a special pen. In another selection, a tap-tap-tapping sound fuels the grim imaginations of two brothers until the elder boy removes a branch hitting the window, producing a temporary quiet. Librarians will rejoice in the story of mean Bill, who steals the book his sister is reading, and leaves it under his bed. Because it is haunted, it cries out to be returned to the library, prompting the boy to take it back the next morning, still in his pajamas. These charming tales conclude with the ghost requesting readers to share the book with a friend, and to write their own stories. Adinolfi's illustrations provide contextual clues with friendly cartoon fiends depicted in bright colors and a variety of skin tones. A treat for emerging readers.-Laura Scott, Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, MI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064442619
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/12/2003
  • Series: I Can Read Book 1 Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 488,913
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanne Rocklin is the author of numerous books for children, including many Hello Math Readers for Scholastic. She lives in Oakland, California.

JoAnn Adinolfi was born in New York City, on Staten Island. She is the author-illustrator of Tina's Diner. She has also illustrated Mrs. Cole on an Onion Roll: And Other School Poems by Kalli Dakos, Halloween Hoots and Howls by Joan Horton, and Johnny Germ Head by James Quigley. She now lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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