Shhhhh! Dad said not to make a peep, so that he could get some sleep. But what if something is wriggling, sniggling, and slithering in the shadows? And did that floorboard just creeeeeak? Each ghoulish possibility seems worse than the last, untilwhat was that? Oh no, not . . . !
Richard Michelson’s zinging rhymes and Adam McCauley’s moonlit illustrations will transport readers beyond the bedroom walls to a magical nighttime world where imagination rules.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 3 Years|
About the Author
RICHARD MICHELSON is a prizewinning poet and author of several other picture books, including Ten Times Better, illustrated by Leonard Baskin. He is the owner of R. Michelson Galleries and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
ADAM McCAULEY has illustrated many other books for children, including the Time Warp Trio series by Jon Scieszka and Martin MacGregor's Snowman by Lisa Broadie Cook. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ghosts . . . werewolves . . . giants. Brother says not to be scared (but by bringing the topics up, he's scaring/teasing his little sister). At the end . . . oh, no! Not Dad!
This book was very interesting and an easy read because of the short phrases. It teaches young kids not to be scared at night of witches, ghosts, and other things cause there is always a way to get rid of them.
Simple, repetitive and fun. With dad asleep and the kids SUPPOSED to be sleeping, this sister and brother embark on a self-induced fright fest which leads them from one kiddie scare to the next...each one a bit more outrageous than the last. This is great for young children and those just starting out on their own with reading, it's one of those books that is very repetitive (the Oh No, Not... line is repeated though out the book and kids can predict what the next line is going to be and "get in" on the fun by reading along even if they can't read all the words...this makes it a good, fun, silly and light-hearted read (for a "scary" story) that kids from ages 2-8 (ish) will love. The illustrations are dark and suitably campy kind of scary that are great for kids of this age! I'd add this to my permanent collection for reading during the fall and most especially leading up to Halloween! I give it a sold A and both the kids loved this so much they had me read it twice, then Girl read it to Boy several more times with him chanting along...Oh, No, not... Simply a fun story!