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Sarah's walk home is perfectly safe, but you know how creepy things can look when it's getting dark. Shadows take on lives of their own, any noise can make you jump, and a perfectly normal yard can seem pretty scary indeed. Witty verse propels Sarah from fright to fright while with each page turn, kids can see the harmless everyday objects that inspire her fear. Kids won'Sarah's walk home is perfectly safe, but you know how creepy things can look when it's getting dark. Shadows take on lives of their own, any noise can make you jump, and a perfectly normal yard can seem pretty scary indeed. Witty verse propels Sarah from fright to fright while with each page turn, kids can see the harmless everyday objects that inspire her fear. Kids won't ever look at grills or skateboards the same way again!...

Title : A Very Hairy Scary Story
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ISBN : 9780399238581
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Very Hairy Scary Story Reviews

  • Anna Nesterovich
    2018-11-17 15:20

    Well written and well rhymed (despite some people's claim that English is hard to rhyme :) ). The illustrations are pretty awesome, showing scary creatures with not too obvious, but kid-friendly, clues to what they might really be. There are also not one, but several moral messages to discuss, which are subtle enough to not sound annoying. I wonder why it's not very popular. My library refused to buy it and the record from the library they borrowed it from for me shows it's been read 2 or 3 times a year... I'd be reading it at least once a month!

  • Sarah Sammis
    2018-12-01 13:17

    My reading this month seems to be converging on a theme of perception. In A Very Hairy Scary Story by Rick Walton, Sarah learns what happens when her imagination runs amok. Things go amiss when Sarah accidentally stays to late at her friend's house. Her walk home at dusk brings to life lots of imagined monsters. Can she make it home safely?The illustrations by David H. Clark bring this book to life. Each page shows a shadow of the thing Sarah will see next. My son and I like to stud how the normal surroundings will become a monster in Sarah's imagination. The next page of course is the monster, followed by Sarah taking a second look and realizing her monster is something ordinary like a mail box, hanging laundry, a barbecue and so forth.Besides being about perception and imagination, A Very Hairy Scary Story is about responsibility. Although my son enjoys the different monsters jumping out he always admonishes Sarah for not doing the right thing. She could have saved herself a lot of trouble and worry if she had just called her parents to say she had stayed too late. I'm glad he's seeing the messages in the books we read especially when they aren't the point of the books. It thrills me to see him learning to reason for himself in such a mature fashion.

  • Evelyn Repass
    2018-11-29 08:17

    Does your mind every play tricks on you in the dark? Sarah's does. A cute rhyming book about facing dangers alone.

  • Keegan
    2018-11-29 11:22

    I read this book back after meeting the author, and now Caleb and I both LOVE this story. It's got such great, imaginative illustrations, and it's so fun to figure out what the monsters really are. Whenever anyone new reads it with Caleb, he always explains right away, "It's not REALLY a spider. It's a grill!" I think he's trying to prevent them from being scared, plus it's really so fun to show the connection. This is one of those stellar illustrated books with a wonderful rhythm. Since Dad comes to the rescue at the end, this was another book, I got Patrick for Father's Day (2011).

  • Stephani Snow
    2018-12-02 14:06

    This little girl stays at her friends to late, so she tries to sneak back so her dad won't know. Along the way she runs into all kinds of hairy scary fiends. In the end she runs into her dad who carries her home in his warm, safe embrace. A good book about trusting your parents or adults because sometimes there are much scarier things out there then your dad being upset your home late.Picture Book

  • Tiffany
    2018-12-09 07:57

    I loved this book about a girl who leaves her friends house later than she should, and meets a bunch of monsters on the way home. The fun part is figuring out what all of the monsters really are (objects in the dark can be very deceiving...), and a great payoff at the end when she apologizes to her dad for being late.

  • The Brothers
    2018-11-25 16:20

    A little girl has stayed too late at her friends house and now it is dark outside. She doesn't want to call her dad to walk her home because she's afraid she'll get in trouble for being out so late. She soon finds that she's even more afraid of all the (imagined) monsters she see on her walk home by herself.Great illustrations.

  • Naomi Blackburn
    2018-11-17 16:23

    So, really starting to think I might be a tad too serious to review kids books. While others see imagination run amok, I see a kid being taught to sneak into the house and lie to her father. Also, a father who doesn't get his kid back until after 8pm, so basically, he let her stay out late with no follow-up. Can we at least wait to teach them that in middle school?

  • Tam
    2018-12-09 08:02

    Cute story about a little girl who stayed too late at a friend's house. Instead of calling her dad to come get her, she decided she would sneak home. Along the way she found things that frightened her. My 7-year-old loved turning the page to see what the scary things really was (example: She thought she saw a scary hairy spider but when you turn the page it was really just a gas grill).

  • Katy Miles
    2018-11-24 13:00

    This was a HUGE hit with the 3-5 year olds I read to. The illustrations are so fun and the cliff hanger page turns make it a great book for group reading. I'll be adding this to my personal collection for my own (future) kiddos.

  • Joshua's Mom
    2018-11-13 10:07

    Joshua's (4 year old) favorite part: "the scary parts" and "the parts that were very scary" (yeah, he likes scary things!)Great book about imagination and responsibility. And, if your kids are anything like my 4 year old, he loves anything scary so this was a hit!

  • Karen
    2018-12-14 16:04

    My kids really related to this one because they could relate to everyday objects (i.e. mailbox, planters, etc) looking menacing in the shadows. Sarah's facial expressions are hilarious.

  • Abby
    2018-12-08 13:15

    Can't believe I never read this one before--awesome for Storytime and great phonological awareness practice!

  • Heather
    2018-11-23 15:19

    This is a good book for predicting what comes next based on the rhyming words. My oldest was always a natural at this but my younger needs practice and this book has been a fun way to do that.

  • Suzanne
    2018-11-27 11:01

    Pretty cute, but I don't know why this young girl was wandering around after dark anyway.

  • Syd
    2018-12-10 13:15

    I like how she imagined all these boxes and stuff as giant monsters! I really liked how at the end her dad ended up taking her home instead of being mad.

  • Nichole Ivie
    2018-11-21 09:18

    This is one of my daughters favorite books by Rick Walton. She wants to read it over and over.

  • Rachel
    2018-11-21 11:03

    Fun story, great rhythm and rhyme.

  • Kathryn
    2018-12-10 11:14

    Fun characters who just might scare a little girl until her daddy arrives and makes everything okay.

  • Melissa
    2018-11-26 07:58

    One of my favorite read-alouds. ST themes - scary, dads/family