You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together

by Mary Ann Hoberman, Michael Emberley
     
 

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Do you like your mind all jumpy?
Do you like your skin all bumpy?
If you do, then take a look
At the stories in this book!

Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley's award-winning picture book featuring scary stories is now available in an affordable paperback edition - just in time for Halloween! With clear, color-coded type and clever

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Overview

Do you like your mind all jumpy?
Do you like your skin all bumpy?
If you do, then take a look
At the stories in this book!

Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley's award-winning picture book featuring scary stories is now available in an affordable paperback edition - just in time for Halloween! With clear, color-coded type and clever illustrations, this fourth You Read to Me, I'll Read to You book uses traditional teaching techniques to invite young children to read along with the text.

With special appeal to School & Library Markets, this new edition is the second paperback in the series, the first of which was a New York Times bestseller.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
The third book in this successful series features stories that are just scary enough to be both interesting and funny. As in the previous books, the text appears in three colors: one for the adult reader, another for the child, and a third for both readers together. Also, each story is complete on two facing pages. The thirteen stories feature such subjects as a surprising mummy, a flying witch, a visiting dinosaur, a friendly skeleton, a scary ghost, a hungry ghoul, and some tricky zombies. Each tale ends with a variation of "You read to me. I'll read to you." The accompanying cartoon-like illustrations contribute to the humor and the action. Children will chuckle anew with each turn of the page. Although the book would be an obvious choice during the Halloween season, it could easily become a year round favorite with beginning readers.
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3
This fourth installment in the innovative series invites young readers once again to share its whimsical vignettes (written in dialogue) with a peer or an adult. Perfect for Halloween, the stories all revolve around monsters, goblins, zombies, and ghouls. The selections are short, each running across a spread, and "voices" are color-coded and carefully positioned on the page so readers know when it's their turn. Despite its title, the book is hardly engineered to keep any child awake at night. Emberley's illustrations depict friendly fiends with lopsided smiles and silly features, and the fear/gross-out factors in the text are almost nonexistent. A solid choice for most libraries.
—Catherine ThreadgillCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Hoberman and Emberley return with their fourth collaboration of short read-aloud stories in verse, this time a baker's dozen of goofy-scary original ones. The author's note (aimed at adults) and the introductory poem (aimed at readers, with illustrations of two youngsters in monster masks) proffer the book's premise: These stories, ideal for reading aloud, use spooky settings to express the joys of reading. Each poem spans two facing pages and, at 9"x12", the book is large enough to accommodate multiple small illustrations that retell each story pictorially. Subjects cover Halloween mainstays like "The Skeleton," "Trick or Treat" and "The Witch and the Broomstick," as well as a variety of other eerie entities. In "The Mummy," for example, two children in miners helmets gleefully unwrap a figure in a coffin, and get a surprise. A boy on a bicycle helps "The Ghoul" learn to read. Text throughout comes in multiple pastel shades, nicely matching Emberley's impish illustrations, in pencil, watercolor and pastels. Nifty. (Picture book. 3-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316043519
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
91,921
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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