Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bedtime for Boo by Mickie Matheis - OPTIONAL

Matheis, Mickie Bedtime for Boo, illustrated by Bonnie Leick.  Golden Book (Random), New York, 2012.  Content: G.  Picture Book.  

Boo is a little ghost in a deserted house at the top of a lonely hill.  As his momma puts him to sleep, she has him listen to all of the sounds around him.  

At first I thought this was just a Casper the Friendly Ghost rip off, but when the onomatopoeia of the last few pages arrives, then the book takes off. For that reason alone I would suggest adding it to an elementary collection for teachers to use during October for a fun lesson on onomatopoeia - and a little spookiness.  

EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher.

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