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VINE VOICEon August 16, 2011

Peggy the Pig is not sleeping well. She keeps hearing all these different noises and can't figure out what is making these scary sounds. Young children can totally relate to this story as Peggy keeps getting unsettled when she hears different sounds. What could it be? Is that a tree limb rattling against her window or is it a witch tap-tap-tapping wanting to be let in? Oh no! Peggy is so scared. She runs into another room and hears another sound -- is it a horrible wet, slimy, dripping swamp monster or is Peggy's water faucet dripping? Read this book and find out.

Kids can really enjoy and relate to this book. Poor little Peggy! In every room she encounters another spooky noise that scares her so badly! This story helps explain to your young child -- who may be slightly afraid at night -- that a noise they hear doesn't mean there's a werewolf on the loose -- it's probably just the heater helping to keep the house warm in a noisy way.

The story line is fun and relates to kids. The illustrations are adorable and fun! On every page my grand daughter and I couldn't help but notice how Peggy the Pig's little piggy tail would either be sticking straight out or all curlicued and piggy.

A darling book that is fun to share with the little child you love. My Paige and I have probably sat down together and read this book over 30 times in the last two weeks. Not kidding -- A good time is had by all!

Thank you!

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My first grader loves reading Halloween-themed books this time of year and she has been especially eager to read them aloud to me this year. I love how I'll start reading a page, and she quickly jumps in and continues, making noises and all! Well, A Dark and Stormy Night suits the bill perfectly as there's lots of opportunities to make noises as Peggy the Pig is kept awake one spooky Halloween. She keeps hearing all sorts of suspicious noises, and shudders at the implications - could it be a mummy, skeleton, werewolf or other sinister monsters, on the prowl on Halloween night?

When the monsters are finally revealed, it is such a delightful surprise that my little one giggled and smiled in response, until she saw another little twist, which took her by surprise! A recommended read for Halloween, especially for lower elementary independent readers.
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