BUSTER AND THE BOGEYMAN by Anne Rockwell

BUSTER AND THE BOGEYMAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Rockwell puts some authentic, but never unsettling, dream elements into this story about the bogeyman under Buster's bed who comes out and chases him off the edge of a mountain (with a ""Boogata, boogata, boogata, boo"") after Buster goes to sleep. The bogeyman chases Buster's fierce stuffed animals too, but one night Buster and his gorilla, lion, and tiger shout back at the bogeyman--""And the bogeyman fell off the mountain! And he never hid under Buster's bed again."" An unexceptional addition to the night monster shelf, as neither story nor pictures provides very strong medicine--but at least it makes psychological sense, and Rockwell's flat, childlike illustration style works reasonably well in these comic-fierce animals and the clownlike bogeyman.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1978
Publisher: Four Winds