On a Dark, Dark Night

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Dark Dark lrg for PSPsiteOn a Dark, Dark Night is told through the terrified eyes of a little boy and his cute companion, a pudgy pup, who awake to find a witch prowling throughout their house. In the true fashion of fear, the little boy and his faithful dog silently follow the witch from room to room as she threateningly towers above his siblings.  Author Jean M. Cochran’s rhythmic storytelling emphasized by the staccato sounds of fear-the “boom, boom, booming” of the heart and the “knock, knock, knock-ing” of knees-is a beam of light throughout the dark, dark night. Jennifer E. Morris cute illustrations capture the comical side of horror-where fright is really something familiar and where ‘witches’ would sooner cook you breakfast than eat you up. Morris also adds such clever details as robot sheets (where I can get a set?!) and an illusionary “Hooked on Fishing” hat. On a Dark, Dark Night is a lighthearted and lyrical tale that dissolves shadows into silly distortions and assures us that it’s still OK to hide under the covers.

Hardcover: 32 pages
Reading Level: Ages 4-8On a Dark, Dark Night
Pleasant St. Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935025007


Written by corvusblue

October 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm

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