Friday, September 27, 2013

Literally Disturbed: Tales to keep you up at Night by Ben Winters –NO

Winters, Ben and Illustrated by Watkins, Adam Literally Disturbed: Tales to keep you up at Night 64 pgs. Price Stern Sloan, 2013. $8.99.  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. (Scariness PG13)
This is a collection of 30 poems about everything that is remotely scary from werewolves, child eating monsters, ghosts, spooky animals, zombies, and children who have disappeared. Each page features a dark illustration.
This book has some incredibly disturbing illustrations; there were a couple that I will probably have nightmares about. I didn't care much for the poetry, it simply skimmed over a wide variety of creepy subjects. Although we have some popular ‘creepy’ poetry books, I need a bit more of a continuous story to carry me through. Too scary for Elementary, but not enough story for older students.

MS – NO Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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