Bumps in the Night

Bumps in the Night

by Frank Rodgers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625178374
Publisher: Hungry Horse
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Series: Spookies , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 95
File size: 800 KB
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Frank is a well-respected UK children’s author and illustrator of over twenty-five years experience. He has written and illustrated over seventy books of his own and illustrated more than thirty by other authors. His books have been published by Penguin, Hodder, Bloomsbury, Scholastic and others and cover the whole primary school age-range - children from three to eleven years old. He has produced picture books, early readers, books for confident readers, novels and non-fiction and has been published in many countries including the US, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia and China. His books have appeared on UK library award short-lists, the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Top Fifty lists, Puffin’s Guide to the Seventy Best Books for Children, Book Trust’s Best Books of the Year and have been adapted for radio, television and audiobook. ‘The Bunk-Bed Bus’ was chosen to appear on the first SATS (Standard Attainment Test) list in English schools, “Pirate Penguins’ was shortlisted for the first Telford Libraries Prize, ‘Doodle Dog’ was short-listed for the Nottinghamshire Libraries Award, ’The Witch’s Dog’ was chosen as one of the best books of the year by Book Trust, ’Mr Croc’s Clock’ was chosen as one of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Top Fifty Books. ‘Eyetooth’ was adapted for audiobooks by the BBC, ‘The Intergalactic Kitchen’ was broadcast as a BBC children’s tv series and an animated tv series was produced based on his best-selling ‘The Witch’s Dog’ books. Magic spells, pirates, witches, robots, aliens, flying dogs, swashbuckling penguins… they’re all here… plus a dynamic granny and a vegetarian vampire!

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Bumps in the Night 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PennyMindingMom More than 1 year ago
I love a great ghost story, and I think my children are following right along in my footsteps. At their ages, 6 and 4, it can be a challenge finding a ghost story with just the right amount of “scary” for bedtime reading. “Bumps In the Night” by Frank Rodgers is a great first novel to read with the kids at bedtime (or anytime). When the Pickle family buy the Hungry Horse Café they are told by the local townsfolk that it’s haunted by the Greedy Ghost. Not only is the Café haunted but the Greedy Ghost seems to be stealing things from the people in the town! The Pickle family doesn’t believe the townsfolk…after all everyone knows ghosts aren’t real. When things start going BUMP in the night will they be able to solve the mystery about who or what is going BUMP in the night and where the missing items from the townsfolk have gone? The book has short chapters which makes it appealing to early readers. I would have liked to have seen some illustrations throughout the story, even if they were simple pencil sketches as my children still love to have pictures with their stories. The story helps teach children to face their fears. When the Pickles hear something go “Bump…Oooh!” they didn’t hide in their rooms in fear, instead they try to find a solution. My kids are often scared of the strange noises they hear at night, so it was the perfect opportunity to talk to them about what the different noises they hear are. Mr. Rodgers has created a great age appropriate ghost story for youngsters. The story has a mystery and the perfect amount of scary, it would be perfect to read right around Hallowe’en. I am quite comfortable reading this book to my children. I love that it is spooky without having to use any blood or gore. All the spooky comes from the mystery of the “Bump…Oooh!” in the night! *Disclosure: I received a complimentary eBook of “Bumps in the Night” from NetGalley Books.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This was a short cute story about the Pickle family. They have moved into the Hungry Horse Cafe and rumour has it that it is haunted. The neighbours complain that their ghost is stealing things, a watch, a thimble etc. Not only that but the children hear a lot of noises in the night. Their parents search the house with them to show them there is no ghost and they eventually end up in the attic where they are in for a surprise. This is a cute chapter book for early readers. I think the story is cute but considering the age level of the audience (beginning readers) it would have been better if there had been some illustrations in it. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.