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Who's There? by Carole Lexa Schaefer

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




Who's There?: 03/07/13

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Who's There? by Carole Lexa Schaefer is about a little rabbit who is trying to go to bed but is being scared by loud noises. Each time he hears the noise, he wonders what horrible monster is making it. In the end, the noise is just his baby brother, dragging along a favorite toy.

Pierr Morgan uses dark, cool colors — saturated greens, blues and violets to give the feel of a room late at night. For the monsters he brings in brighter colors to make the rabbit's imaginary beasts pop off the page. The are s delightful addition to the book.

For anyone planning to read the book aloud, I recommend doing a few practice runs in front of the mirror. The various sounds and made up monster names are tongue twisters. On a first or second run, it's a very tricky book to read accurately while putting in all the emotion needed for a dramatic performance.

Three stars

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