Graves, Annie, ill. By Glenn McElhinney. A Dog’s Breakfast. Pgs. 48. $6.99. Language: G, Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG
Welcome to Annie Graves’ sleepover where only the scariest tales survive. In this sleepover participant’s tale, the storyteller tells the tale of Glen. This boy was once a student in his class, but Glen disappeared. A horrible boy to say the least, Glen never did his homework, always lied and complained, and was mean to everyone and everything. Some thing that happened as a result of the field trip. What really happened to Glen? Readers will have to read to find out.
The illustrations in the book are detailed and reminiscent of Alvin Schwartz’ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The suspense built throughout the book is engaging and draws the reader easily into the story. Told through first-person, the reader is pulled into the role of the storyteller with ease. Reluctant and avid readers who like horror will have a hard time putting this series down. EL. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.