In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)

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ISBN-13: 9780060252717
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/14/1984
Series: I Can Read Book 2 Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 268,660
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Alvin Schwartz is known for a body of work of more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explores everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds. His collections of scary stories—Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Scary Stories 3, and two I Can Read books, In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories and Ghosts!—are just one part of his matchless folklore collection.

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In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
atlomas on LibraryThing 3 months ago
My son brought this book home from school and we read it together and enjoyed it! Now he can't stop reading it so I am very glad it has his interest. I would use this book during Halloween time to try and create a scary mood for them by turning off lights and having flashlights. There are some stories like "The Green Ribbon" that would be too scary to read to children however but good retelling of scary stories.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This has the story of the Green Ribbon- what more need I say? It also has other, less scary, less favored ghost stories. Read "The Green Ribbon."
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Lilsmom More than 1 year ago
Although my niece is 7 years old and already reads chapter books, she enjoys reading these stories to her 5 year old brother at bedtime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not recommend this book to children that are not into scary stories. I bought this book for my 6 year old daughter and she loves it! Its a great book to buy if your child is into scary stories if not this book is not for you. It has short cute scary stories, it is also good for those kids who are ready to start reading short words.
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Meghan11 More than 1 year ago
When I was little, I read this book several times. As in the review above, I checked this out of the school library numerous times. These stories are great fun for the parent and the child. Who could for get "The Green Ribbon" or "The Night it Rained"? Now that my son is 6 we can read this same great book together! I would not recommend this book as a bedtime story for toddlers or skittish children, but if your child is like mine and enjoys to be scared just a little bit he/she will love this book.
XxAshleyTylerxX More than 1 year ago
I can remember all thro Elementary school, I loved reading this book. Every friday the we would go to the libary and I would check this book out. I had read it so much, I had it memorized. My favorite story in it was 'The Red Ribbon' and to this day (I am now a Senior in high school) I still remember how it goes. It's funny how something as simple as a book from your Elementary school libary can mean so much to you when you get older.
Kathi-Lanoue More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as a kid. I was in the store with my sister and she picked it up and before you knew it we were each reading the stories. We had to buy this book so that we could read it to our kids. Her youngest is 3 and he does not enjoy the stories, a bit too scary. But the 8 year old loves it, they read it every night. This book has encouraged him to expand his reading, and that's what it's all about.
bookability More than 1 year ago
This spooky collection continues to thrill my twins after the 100th read! They even love to reread it to there granny when she comes over to try and spook her! The anticipation of what lies behind, beneath, or in the shadows keeps the skin crawling and the pages turning!
kmhorn More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book when I was a child in the '80s and toted the book to many a slumber party. I was particularly pleased when my daughter asked me to buy her this book. She loves every single story in the book and she reads them over and over again.
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Great book! My girls really enjoyed it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book as a Halloween treat for my 6 year old son. After reading it, I was upset to find that it contains stories that are not appropriate for a child that young. I was surprised since this was a level 1 I Can Read Book. I would not recommend this book.
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pictureperf3ct96 More than 1 year ago
... of my elementary school years. I'm glad I ran into this author on OnceUponAWin.com. Every now and then I remember a story I read/heard from back in the day, which turned out to be "The Green Ribbon". That was the only morbid story I can actually tolerate and laugh at, simultaneously.
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jkhrambler More than 1 year ago
My seven year old enjoys books on the ''scary" side and this was perfect without being too much. I even remember some of the stories from my childhood in this collection. She enjoyed sharing these stories with me.
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children loved reading this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book when I was little. My favorite story was The Green Ribbon, I had it memorized and would tell it to my friends at slumber parties when we were trying to scare each other. This is a great book for upper elementary kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I look back on my elementary school years, I remember, quite vividly, these stories. Especially the green ribbon. I loved the twist at the end, and I loved the child-like repetitiveness of the whole book. It's like a nursery rhyme, only dark and spooky. I read the stories 3rd grade to fifth grade, loving each page....