Twitter Tumblr FlickrFacebookContact me
This Month Previous Articles Author Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA Portfolio

Recent posts

Month in review

Reviews:
Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood
The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
Angels of Interstate 29 by Donald James Parker
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
Beyond Another Door by Sonia Levitin
The Boy Who Would Live Forever by Frederik Pohl
Chiggers by Hope Larson
Choosing to Be by Kat Tansey
The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
The Curandero and the Swede: A Tale from the 1001 American Nights by Daniel Abraham
Doctor Who and the War Games by Malcolm Hulke
Dragons, Dragons by Eric Carle
Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto
Feng Shui in Your Garden by Roni Jay
Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Anne Mirand and Ed Emberley
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
That Hell-Bound Train by Robert Bloch
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Jellaby Volume 1 by Kean Soo
Kosher by Design Lightens Up by Susie Fishbein
The Last Valentine by James Michael Pratt
Life Sucks by Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria and Warren Pleece
Jesus Swept by James Protzman
Overexposed: The Price of Fame by Eliot Tiegel
Quickstone by Marc Laidlaw
Rich Brother, Rich Sister by Robert and Emi Kiyosaki
The Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards
Unstrung Zither by Yoon Ha Lee
A Very Hairy Scary Story by Rick Walton
The View from on High by Steven R. Boyett

Ulysses:
Episode 6: Hades: Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd
Episode 7: Aeolus: J. Jonah Jameson
Episode 8: The Laestrygonians: Earl's Court to Islington
Episode 9: Scylla and Charybdis: If I Had a Hammer

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for A Very Hairy Scary Story

A Very Hairy Scary StoryA Very Hairy Scary Story: 04/20/09

My reading this month seems to be converging on a theme of perception. In A Very Hairy Scary Story by Rick Walton, Sarah learns what happens when her imagination runs amok. Things go amiss when Sarah accidentally stays to late at her friend's house. Her walk home at dusk brings to life lots of imagined monsters. Can she make it home safely?

The illustrations by David H. Clark bring this book to life. Each page shows a shadow of the thing Sarah will see next. My son and I like to stud how the normal surroundings will become a monster in Sarah's imagination. The next page of course is the monster, followed by Sarah taking a second look and realizing her monster is something ordinary like a mail box, hanging laundry, a barbecue and so forth.

Besides being about perception and imagination, A Very Hairy Scary Story is about responsibility. Although my son enjoys the different monsters jumping out he always admonishes Sarah for not doing the right thing. She could have saved herself a lot of trouble and worry if she had just called her parents to say she had stayed too late. I'm glad he's seeing the messages in the books we read especially when they aren't the point of the books. It thrills me to see him learning to reason for himself in such a mature fashion.

Read other thoughts at: Squeetus Blog

  • Kimberly R-A and Parma Kids.

    To learn more about the author, check out his web site

    | | | |

    Comments (0)


  • Name:
    Email (won't be posted):
    Blog URL:
    Comment: