Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Too-Scary Story by Bethanie Murguia - ESSENTIAL

Murguia, Bethanie Deeney The Too-Scary Story.  PICTURE BOOK.  Arthur A. Levine, 2017.  $17.

Gracie and little brother Walter are ready for their bedtime story.  Gracie wants something really scary, but Walter is not so sure.  Each time Gracie encourages Dad to amp up the scare he does, but then he brings it back down for Walter – until the very, scary end!

This will be so much fun to read aloud.  Teague skillfully manipulates the tension within the story, creating a perfect experience for young readers.  This could also be used as a literature lesson in older grades to show the value of the ebb and flow of action.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL.  MS, HS – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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