I Want to Be in a Scary Story

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I Want to Be in a Scary Story

I Want to Be in a Scary Story Monster may think he wants to be in a scary story but then again A hilarious return by the team that brought us Hoot Owl Master of Disguise Our author would like to write a funny story but his main

  • Title: I Want to Be in a Scary Story
  • Author: SeanTaylor Jean Jullien
  • ISBN: 9780763689537
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Monster may think he wants to be in a scary story, but then again A hilarious return by the team that brought us Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise Our author would like to write a funny story, but his main character Monster has a different idea He wants to be the star of a chilling, petrifying, utterly terrifying SCARY story But scary stories well, they can be veMonster may think he wants to be in a scary story, but then again A hilarious return by the team that brought us Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise Our author would like to write a funny story, but his main character Monster has a different idea He wants to be the star of a chilling, petrifying, utterly terrifying SCARY story But scary stories well, they can be very scary especially for their characters Particularly when they involve dark forests and creepy witches and spooky houses Oh yikes and crikes, this is definitely not the scary story Monster had in mind Maybe he wants to be in a funny story after all

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    1. Ron Charles on said:

      This year, the new Halloween picture book you should take home to mummy is “I Want to Be in a Scary Story,” by Sean Taylor. Presented as a conversation between Little Monster and the narrator, it’s a book that insists upon dramatic reading:“I want to be in a SCARY story,” Little Monster announces with his big purple head and yellow eyes.“A funny story might be more fun,” the narrator advises.“Not for me, it won’t be!” Little Monster insists.And so the story begins, as request [...]

    2. James Benham on said:

      Some big, bold, bright illustrations and lovely storytelling. You can't help but love the cheeky, naive Little Monster. An excellent book for reading to a class.

    3. Daisy Toomey on said:

      I liked the comical value of this book and I could see it going down a treat in KS1 in particular. The indecisive, light hearted plot is pulled off well. The unconventional narrator-character dialogue was one that I feel would be appreciated more by KS1. As books go it kind of reminded me of "The three pigs" by David Wiesner where the characters take the plot into their own hands (just a little less trippy).

    4. SarahEmily1990 on said:

      I like the way the font is different colours to show when the monster is talking (purple as the little monster is purple) and when the narrator is talking. I also like that some of the words are in capitals for emphasis. Lovely pictures

    5. Olivia Tosti on said:

      The cutest, innocent, gappy mouthed monster! Would be a good book to read around Halloween as could then create there own monsters!

    6. Claire Holloway on said:

      The character in this book wants to be in a scary story. There is lots of dialogue between the young character who wants to be in a scary story and the person who is writing the story. The young character also controls what happens in the story by voicing their opinion of what they want to do - and has elements of the forth wall. This technique is not used very often in books and it is a great book. The book also has fantastic illustrations which are very appealing and colourful.

    7. Emily Moss on said:

      This picture book breaks the fourth wall in that by the end of the story the character of the monster seems to control the story towards the end, almost in a dialogue with the reader. It is a fun story particularly for KS1 children. This could also help children understand the use and purpose of speech and speech bubbles in writing as well as the use of exclamations and postmodern strategies which they could use in their own writing and storytelling.

    8. Ruth Ann on said:

      A cute, small purple monster wants to be in a scary story. Our narrator tries to talk him into being in a funny story. That doesn't work.Guess what? Our cute, small purple monster keeps getting scared in this scary story, until he figures out if he does the scaring maybe he won't be scared!It's not really a Halloween book, but it will surely work for an October storytime. :)

    9. Angie on said:

      I can see this one being pretty popular in an October story time. Not incredibly groundbreaking but fun. Very fun.

    10. Hannah Higson on said:

      Read in english seminar.Good for children to understand that you can talk in different narratives - breaks the traditional form. Children will find it funny

    11. Casandria on said:

      Hilarious and smart! I will be using this for a Halloween storytime for sure!

    12. Michelle on said:

      Think of the Elephant and Piggie "We are in a book" where the narrator is communicating with the character in the story. Love it! So cute and well done.

    13. Helen White on said:

      Dead cute little monster wants to be in a scary story but it's too scary. That big creepy castle and the ghost ooooooooo. So changes will have to be made.

    14. Selena on said:

      Summary: Little Monster loves stories, especially stories he is in. The writer and Little Monster work together to create the perfect story just for him. This Little Monster is not like most monsters, he does not want to be in a typical scary story. Sometimes he can’t make up his mind. Read on to find out just what kind of story Little Monster wants. Explore different narrative genres and watch the creative writing process develop in this cute Halloween beginning reader’s book. Evaluation: T [...]

    15. Alex Baugh on said:

      A little purple monster tells an unseen author that he wants to be in a scary story. The only problem is that every time the author begins a story, it’s too scary for little purple monster. The dark and scary forest, the spooky house, witch inside the spooky house, the ghost inside the spooky house all prove to be too much for little purple monster. Maybe it would be better if little purple monster were in a funny story about a tweet-weeny monkey and his friend - a ginormous monkey. Scared, th [...]

    16. Heidi on said:

      In this delightful story, Little Monster wants to be in a story. Preferably, a scary story and not a funny story. But when he sees the scary setting with the dark, haunted house and creepy woods, he's not so sure. As the story continues, Little Monster keeps having the narrator adjust the story because he's scared. Finally, he decides that maybe a funny story would be best after all. But his version of what's funny and the narrator's don't exactly match up, leading to a surprising conclusion. I [...]

    17. BiblioBickie on said:

      Set up as a back-and-forth discussion between Little Monster and someone else who is presumably in charge (the narrator? the author?), this is a great book for new readers to alternate with a more experienced reader or for reader's theater. The large text alternates between purple (Little Monster) and black (author). It can also can work as a read-aloud, especially for Halloween, though this is not a specific Halloween book. There is a lot to talk about with regard to expectations and communicat [...]

    18. Ying Lee on said:

      Little Monster wants to be a story so badly that the narrator tries to create different scenarios to realize Little Monster's dream. However, Little Monster is scared by the story with the dark and scary forest, a scary witch, a ghost, and a monkey and his gigantic friend. Even though scarred, Little Monster finds a way to scare every scary character he meets before! This book is good to read to children particularly when Halloween is approaching. Many children might be associated with Little Mo [...]

    19. Stephanie Tournas on said:

      In back and forth narration, a little purple monster and an unseen grown-up discuss what it means to be in a scary story. Who is doing the scaring? Who is getting scared? It turns out, it's not completely clear. It would be easy to use this book as an adult/child read, as the grown-up dialogue is in black and the little monster dialogue is in purple. The diminutive purple monster is childlike and unscary to the reader, but the alternating scenes of haunted houses and creepy critters will have al [...]

    20. Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* on said:

      Taylor, Sean I Want to be in a Scary Story, illustrated by Jean Jullien. PICTURE BOOK. Candlewick, 2017. $16.Little Monster wants to be in a scary story today, so the author puts him in a spooky forest, in a spooky house. But Little Monster decides that the story is too spooky, so with a few others he turns things around on the author. If you are looking for a cute Halloween book guaranteed not to scare your little listeners, then here you have a good one. While it has witches and ghosts, it goe [...]

    21. Alice on said:

      If you dare to read my reviews, you know I can BE TOUGH! I have made grown ups cry so when I like something, I will like it and defend it to the death so.wait for it!4.25 starsthis wasFUN!!! I love that the author is talking to the little monster. It is a whole lot of fun and silliness and a little scary. I love the expletives! " Yikes and Crikes" and "Golly gosh" This got a smile out of med you must know that is NOT easy!!!

    22. Becky on said:

      Didn't entirely win me over, but a good little interactive story. It actually does a decent job of making sure kids specify what they really want, ex. "I want to be in a scary story" did not translate to "I want to do the scaring" until the monster actually said it. I think kids will enjoy it more than I did. A good addition if your Halloween/scary picture books get wiped out in October or September.

    23. Teresa Edmunds on said:

      I wanted to love this book but it was just okay. Little monster wants to be in a scary story, but not too scary. The narrator starts several stories, and the pictures illustrate what is happening, but each story is too scary for little monster. Finally, he helps tell the story he wants and creates a surprise at the end. The pictures are cute but simple. Because the story starts and stops, it feels a bit clunky.

    24. Grace Buckner on said:

      This book is about a small monster who is so excited and wants to be in a scary story! But, he quickly realizes that a scary story is TOO scary for him, until he thinks it might be okay if he is the "scarer" in the story. This book is great because it shows all of the perspectives and is very relatable for a child. I would use this book to teach on opinion writing, to allow students to write about why they would or would not want to be in a scary story, after reading this book.

    25. Micha O'Connor on said:

      The author/ illustrator team behind Hoot Owl team up again. Narrator wants to put Little Monster in a funny story, but he has another idea. In a two-person read (like the Elephant and Piggie books) Monster reacts to the different scenes in which he finds himself. Maybe he doesn’t want to be in a scary story after all. It was alright for a young preschool audience, with its cartoonish, juvenile drawings. Optional purchase

    26. Tara Harries on said:

      The character in this book wants to be in a scary story and there is dialogue with the author about what he wants to happen in the story. I thought this book was great to read aloud as children will find it a funny story. The different colours or narrative clearly show which character is speaking throughout. I also really liked the illustrations.

    27. Amy Oberts on said:

      "I Want to Be in a Scary Story" continues the ever-popular trend of engaging the reader/listener in the storytelling process by "breaking the fourth wall." The author, Sean Taylor, expertly crafted two distinct voices to narrate the tale, and the unexpected plot twists that result from the narrators switching roles caused me to laugh out loud. Perfect for fall-themed story hours!

    28. Michelle (FabBookReviews) on said:

      The team behind one of my go-to preschool read alouds- Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise– is back with a Halloween-ready story about a little monster who claims to want to be in a scary story…but does monster really want the spookiness and frights that go along with starring in a scary story? This is a slightly more text-heavy picture book, but the interactive element and story is so appealing that I think this could be perfect for a preschool and up ages storytime.

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