CREEPY THINGS ARE SCARING ME! by Jerome Pumphrey

CREEPY THINGS ARE SCARING ME!

Age Range: 2 - 4

KIRKUS REVIEW

In a child’s imaginary world of nighttime darkness, the simplest noises and shadows on the wall can creep into the preschooler’s mind, looming large and frightening. This little boy conjures up all sorts of unsettling images in his darkened bedroom as a noise beneath the bed alerts him to a breezy presence on the ceiling, a monster shadow on the wall, accompanied by some shadowy creature on the floor. When hiding beneath the covers is no longer an option, Mama, summoned to the rescue, brings love and reassurance, explaining each illusion with the concrete evidence of a sleeping puppy beneath the bed, a teddy bear’s and tree’s moonlit shadows on the wall and floor, and the night-air breeze through the window above the room. The Pumphreys employ a very simple rhyming text to help little ones identify with a classic theme. Litzinger’s bright mixed-media paintings evince a variety of emotions of fear, wonder, and relief through the gentle, soft expressive faces of the child, while the scary images have just the right touch of humor to make a menacing concept bearable. (Picture book. 2-4)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-06-028962-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2003




THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT:

Children “I’M NOT SCARED!” by Jonathan Allen
by Jonathan Allen
Children FRANCIS THE SCAREDY CAT by Ed Boxall
by Ed Boxall
Children UNDER THE BED by Paul Bright
by Paul Bright
Children WHAT’S UNDER THE BED? by Joe Fenton
by Joe Fenton

MORE BY ROSANNE LITZINGER

ChildrenTHE BECKONING CAT by Koko Nishizuka
by Koko Nishizuka
ChildrenNEVER KICK A SLIPPER AT THE MOON by Carl Sandburg
by Carl Sandburg
ChildrenTHERE WAS A WEE WOMAN... by Erica Silverman
by Erica Silverman

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenWHO'S THERE? by Carole Lexa Schaefer
by Carole Lexa Schaefer