Thursday, October 31, 2013
Miss Smith and the Haunted Library - by Michael Garland
Busting all sorts of stereotypes, librarian Virginia Creeper has blue hair and purple nail polish, and a "high-pitched squeaky voice." She also can truly make books come alive! When Miss Smith brings her class to the library they end up partying with a host of literary monsters including Sleepy Hollow's Headless Horseman, Count Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and the Wicked Witch of the West. In a scene reminiscent of Jumanji, as Ms. Creeper reads from the Incredible Storybook each of the characters appears in the library.
A not-so-scary book with bright illustrations, plus a cool teacher and a cool librarian.
The book includes a key as to which story each of the spooky characters comes from, in case anyone does want to read a spooky book for Halloween!