You don’t need an eerie night or a cozy campfire to share spooky Halloween stories. Get the right ambience in your home along with the right blood-curdling storybooks and your family will be on fright alert. Stories lend themselves to kid’s wild imaginations and Halloween is the perfect time to open the crypt and bring out those weird and sinister haunted storybooks from DK Books. Take a peek if you dare!
Haunted House is a soft scare children’s board book that is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s shaped like a haunted house and comes with a plethora of spooky sound effects that can be switched off /on at the back of the book. Written in a rhyming format, this book is about a brave little cat and mouse who decide to explore a haunted house.
They start out walking casually, but as they look under, look in and look behind things, they begin tip-toeing and feeling jittery and a little scared from the ghoulish sounds and frightful sights. As kids lift each of the flaps, a variety of scary characters are revealed and spooky sounds are emitted, making the experience so much creepier.
Creak! Squeak! Halloween is another hands-on play, soft scare board book that will expose toddlers and preschoolers to the eeriness of Halloween. Little kids can develop their dexterity and agility as they lift the flaps and peek behind them to reveal enchanted characters accompanied by spooky sound effects. They’ll also learn sound and image associations related to Halloween. The light-activated sound switch is on the back of the book and comes with 3 replaceable batteries. The story is written in rhyme form so the words flow melodically and kids love the beat. The illustrations are colorful, inviting and a little spooky. Sec
If you’re a movie buff, you’ll enjoy Monster In The Movies. It’s a compendium and pictorial overview of some of the most horrifying and cute monsters that have debuted on the big screen over the past 100 years. These are the very creatures who had us on the edge of our seat and gave us terrifying nightmares.
Monsters In The Movies is divided into several sections, Vampires, Werewolves, Mad Scientists, Zombies, Ghosts, Mummies, Myth-Legends & Fairy Tales, Dragons and Dinosaurs, Monstrous Apes, Nature’s Revenge, Atomic Mutations, The Devil’s Work, Wicked Witches, Space Monsters, Monstrous Machines and Human Monsters. Each section includes additional monsters that will make your skin tingle.
Photos, posters, and stills from the actual movie are featured along with information on who created these fabled freaks, fiends and foe, the year it was released and its synopsis. You’ll go behind the scenes and unearth the secrets of the special sound-effects used. Plus read insights from legendary monster makers as they discuss the construction and fabrication of some of the most iconic frighteners. Some of these include Lon Chaney Jr. as a werewolf, Vincent Price in the Fly and Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula. Let’s not forget cartoons that include evil characters or scary children from the Twilight Zone.
Not all shows have unearthly monsters, they could be deranged people or persons like Jack The Ripper and the Darkman. Or venture into true crimes in Helter Skelter or the Boston Strangler. Loaded with the creep and evil factor, this book will entertain you on the cold and foggy Hallowed nights.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.