Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Scary Night

Scary Night by Lesley Gibbes, illustrated by Stephen Michael King (Working Title Press)
HB RRP $24.99
ISBN 9781921504631
Reviewed by Vicki Thornton

Once upon a scary night,
three friends set out on a journey.
Hare with a hat, Cat with a cake, Pig with a parcel.

But where were they going in the dead of the night,
tip-toe creeping in the pale moonlight?
It was a mystery!

This cute story tells the tale of three friends, Hare, Cat and Pig journeying out one scary night. They encounter snapping crocodiles and roaring grizzly bears on their way. 

Were they scared?
Did they shake?
Did they hide? You bet they did.

Did they give up?
Of course they didn’t!

This book not only has charming rhyme and repetition, it gently tells children that it is okay at times to be scared. To shake and even scream (love the double page spread when all three ‘let it rip’).  As long as you don’t give up. 

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