Grandma's Spooky Stories: Imagination is a magical superpower -- let your kids' imagination run free!
This light-hearted rhyming story is illustrated in a simple comic book style. It features a familiar cast of creepy creatures, and shows how our imaginations can get overactive in the dark. Young kids will love joining in with the refrain after Grandma’s spooky verses — it starts with a blood-curdling scream! The book will appeal to pre-schoolers, reluctant readers, and parents or grandparents who enjoy adding a touch of amateur dramatics to their narration. It is also available as Tintable Tales: Grandma's Spooky Stories -- a black and white edition which is a story/activity book combo. Scroll down for more details and a video preview.
It doesn’t have to be Halloween to read ‘Grandma’s Spooky Stories’ — with its cast of creepy characters and spooky verses, this picture book is fun any time of year!
This light-hearted story looks at the power of the imagination and how it can start working overtime, especially in the dark. The story is told in rhyme and is very simply illustrated in a comic book style with speech and thought bubbles. Only the faces of the characters are shown as they sit around a jack-o-lantern on the floor in the dark. We can see their expressions and what they are thinking.
The action revolves around four cousins who are staying at their grandparents house for the night. When a lightning strike plunges the house into darkness, Grandma seizes the opportunity to enthusiastically tell spooky stories. Although her creepy verses get increasingly absurd and unbelievable, the cousins get a little spooked. When someone knocks at the front door, they are convinced that it’s the bogeyman coming to get them! I won’t spoil the ending, but thankfully, Grandad is able to calm the cousins down before bedtime.
This story is humorous and has lots of opportunity for audience participation. It is suitable for 3-8 year olds and adults who enjoy adding a bit of amateur dramatics to their narration.
COMPANION BOOK: This story is also available in a Tintable Tales edition. In Tintable Tales: Grandma’s Spooky Stories, kids can tint the black & white illustrations, shade the blank backgrounds, and add extra drawings to create their own unique copy of the book.