Scary-themed storytimes are always a lot of fun, and also a little on the risky side. A book that has some kids holding their breath and leaning towards you, can have another audience of preschoolers snuggling into their parents and closing their eyes. I guess today’s review comes with the warning, “proceed with caution.”
Shhh! We’re about to enter a giant’s castle. If we walk very carefully and quietly through the rooms we won’t disturb the giant. We pass the giant’s cat, his hen and his cook and each time there is a flap to open, hopefully revealing them still hard at work, oblivious to our presence.
Finally, at the giant’s room we walk bravely past, but when it comes to opening the flap and seeing him still asleep… well that’s when it all gets a bit scary.
With the right, brave audience, this book is ridiculously fun to read out-loud.
Check out Shhh! at Auckland Libraries.
Or buy Shhh! from Fishpond.