Friday, October 30, 2015
The House that Drac Built by Will Hillenbrand
Summary and image from Goodreads.com.
Review: A great book for emerging readers, this book is build like There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly or The Twelve Days of Christmas, where the events build upon each other and are repeated on every page. My daughter discovered this book in preschool at age 4 and had it memorized. We borrowed it from her teachers enough that I went ahead and bought our own copy. It introduced her to words like "manticore" and "fiend."
A cat bites a bat and that starts a chain reaction in the haunted house, disturbing all the creatures withing. The mummy comes unwrapped. The werewolf gets out of its cage. The beasts start roaring. And in the end, a group of trick-or-treaters right all the wrongs, down to putting a bandage on the bat's wing.
Cute story. Fun rhyming patterns. We enjoy this book.
Rating: 5 stars. Definitely one of my favorite children's books.
For the sensitive reader. If you're not a fan of the witches-and-vampires side of Halloween, you may not love this book for children.