"A dozen original poems on the 'horrifying' subjects (ghouls, vampires, skeletons, etc.) so dear to many young hearts....Your steel-nerved patrons will appreciate both poems and pictures."School Library Journal.
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Jack Prelutsky is the best-selling author of more than fifty books of poetry, including The New Kid on the Block, illustrated by James Stevenson, and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, illustrated by Carin Berger. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.
Arnold Lobel (1933–1987) illustrated many wonderful children’s books but is most beloved for his Frog and Toad stories, including the first one, Frog and Toad Are Friends, published in 1970. The books have garnered much acclaim, including a Caldecott Honor for Frog and Toad Are Friends and a Newbery Honor for Frog and Toad Together. These were followed by Frog and Toad All Year and Days with Frog and Toad.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These poems veer from playful to cruel. Although the illustrations are classic Lobel and very fun, the poems feel not spooky-fun but spooky-mean. Reading these to children is not something I plan to do.
The TrollBe wary of the loathsome trollthat slyly lies in waitto drag you to his dingy holeand put you on his plate.He¿ll catch your arms and clutch your legsand grind you to a pulp,then swallow you like scrambled eggs¿gobble! gobble! gulp!Oh, doesn't that just make you shiver? I did a booktalk on this book, and the companion book, "The Headless Horseman Rides Again," and I used the term "Lethal Rhyme" as a description for the poems. Absolutely frightening, and thoroughly enjoyable.
A collection of creepy, crawly poems that address many spooky situations. The classic black and white, sketchy drawing adds to the spookiness.
This was interesting. Some of the poems and drawings were good.
A great read. Nightmare is a fascinating book of poem to read, i totally fell in love with it. it's wonderful to read about these creatures of the night.