This week I’ll be featuring books for kids with a Halloween theme. Stop by each day for fun children’s books to help celebrate Halloween.
THE SCARY BOOK
By: Thierry Dedieu
Published: September 15, 2020
Publisher: Prestel Junior
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This book is just scary enough, that I might not recommend it for sensitive or easily scared children. But, if they are ready for a laugh with a bit of a shock, then this book might be just the one for them.
This board book features an animal on each two-page spread. The bold-colored background contrasts with the creature on the page and makes it pop. Then there is a fun fold-out that kids can lift to make their mouth open. What they see is likely scary teeth and, oftentimes gross, animals inside the mouth and throat. A frog is full of slimy worms, an octopus has a fish entangled in its neck, and a spider has scary teeth and a mouth full of insects.
There is an opportunity for conversations about what various animals eat, but mostly this is just a fun book for Halloween. A jack-o-lantern and a ghost are even included on the pages. Once the shock value wears off, kids will enjoy lifting the fold-outs and watching the calm animals change to scary ones.
Thierry Dedieu is an author and illustrator who has published nearly 100 books. He has received numerous awards, including the Sorcières Special Prize in 2010. He lives in Le Gers, France.
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