Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bogeyman 101

Bogeys of the Arctic Circle

Picture yourself here...the Arctic Circle...looking at the Northern Lights. But that's not all you'll see.
There's the string monster, a creature that will punish you if you don't do your chores and instead, play string games. There's the Mahaha, a skinny creature, blue in color and ice cold to the touch. He 
always laughs and giggles, but if you see him, he'll tickle you to death. 

You have to be careful to be safe. That's why, if you think you see a rockfish, don't creep closer to spear it. That scaley green skin might not be a rockfish, it might be a qallupulliat instead!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

                                                                      Bogeyman #2                                        
                                                                     The Qallupulliat

What do you think of sisters that do everything together? Sisters who play, swim, hunt and eat together? Actually, you don’t want to know them. They are the qallupulliat sisters and they hunt children. Their eyes are as big as saucers and their skin is a slimy green. Arctic children learn to stay away from old ice, because that’s where the sisters like to hide.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat
by Doreen Cronin
IL by Betsy Lewin
Halloween is a terrifying time for Farmer Brown, whose intellectual score comes in lower than any of the animals on his farm. When the farm animals party, each noise brings forth a nightmarish idea as to what’s making the “crunches, creaks, taps, and quackles. Quackle? Even Farmer Brown knows there’s something odd going on. Once again, Doreen Cronin uses the power of words (as seen in the sign pinned to the barn) to show that Farmer Brown’s animals are smarter than he.
PS I left this library book outside and it rained. But that’s okay. I wanted to buy it anyway.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Poor troll! Once again, bested by a human! But by a little boy? Tch tch. Time and time again, trolls are tricked by humans. That's because, even though they can throw boulders and rip trees up by the roots, they are still dimwitted creatures.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Here is my first bogeyman (that will appear in Bogeyman 101: A Survival Guide, pub date, August)

I will tell you about each of the bogeymen, what they look like, what they do, where they live, and a story about  each one of them that might be a tiny bit scary. To find out how to protect yourself, you'll have to download or buy the book. :)
Let's start with the troll. Usually found in Scandinavia, he's also made his way to Northern Europe.
He's like a force of Nature, and equally as unpredictable. If a troll is struck by a single beam of sunlight, he'll turn to stone. If he can manage to stay out of the sun, he'll turn into a tree in his old age.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Grab your flashlight and this book (out in August from Rocking Horse Press). You'll learn all about bogeymen from around the world and most importantly, how to defeat them!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds il. by Peter Brown I hate to steal words from writers, but I’m going to do it right now. “Crisp.” That’s how Aaron Reynolds describes carrots in “Creepy Carrots” “Crisp.” And that’s the tone of the story, crisp, funny and only a little creepy. Jasper Rabbit has his way with the carrots, plucking and eating them anytime he wants. It’s a free for all of carrot binging until one day, the carrots follow him home.