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In the Haunted House by Eve Bunting

In the Haunted House

by Eve Bunting

Other authors: Susan Meddaugh (Illustrator)

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I enjoyed this book for a few different reasons. First, I enjoyed the flaps occurring on each page with an image under it because it allow the reader to be curious about what illustration is going to pop up behind the flaps. For example, behind the flap with the door is a mummy in a bed. This is interesting because it has the reader question what they think is about to happen in the story. Next, I thought the rhyming throughout the story was critical because it can help the reader learn the different word families. For example, the words hide and inside on the first page. They would be grouped in the same family because they both end in ide. The main idea of the story is showing scary features of what actually occurs in a haunted house. ( )
  bjones49 | Mar 22, 2016 |
29 months - I picked this one more based on illustrations than story. A quick rhyming read. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
There is a house were everything is scary as soon as you step into it. There are organs playing when no one is there, witches, and ghosts everywhere. As they go through the house there still more scary things to come like werewolves, vampires, and Frankenstein too. As they run out of the house back to a sunny day the father and daughter seem relieved to be out of the Halloween house, but go back inside again. I really liked this book especially when Halloween is almost here. Really like this book and I thought it was really cute because it seem like the father was more afraid of the Halloween house than the daughter. ( )
  lruano | Oct 3, 2014 |
This is a cute rhyming story! Fun illustrations too. I am a sucker for a haunted house. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
Prolific children's author Eve Bunting, whose Scary, Scary Halloween offered a delightfully spooky holiday poem, delivers another rhyming picture-book thriller with In the Haunted House. "This is the house where the scary ones hide. / Open the door and step softly inside. / An organ is playing a funeral air. / It's playing and playing, but nobody's there." And so begins the tour of the haunted house, with creepy attractions - from peeping mummies to seraphically smiling vampires - galore! The artwork depicts two sets of feet coming and going throughout the tale, and at the end it is revealed just who these feet belong to - and which one, of the two, was most frightened.

With an engaging text just made for reading aloud, and appealing illustrations by Susan Meddaugh - of Martha fame - In the Haunted House would make an excellent Halloween story-hour selection. The ending, in which it turns out that it was the father who was most frightened by the experience, while his young daughter is eager to sample the delights of the house again, will tickle young readers' funny bones, with its reversal of traditional roles. All in all, a sweet little Halloween tale, one recommended to young readers with a taste for spooky (but not too spooky) fare! ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Apr 26, 2013 |
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For the twins, Tory and Erin, with love -- E.B.

To John and Justin -- S.M.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395699428, Paperback)

All we see are two pairs of sneakers--one large, one small--as a little girl and her father tour a dark, mysterious house.

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A little girl and her father tour a dark, mysterious house, eventually revealved to be a "Halloween House."

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