PreSchool-Grade 1—Little Baby Mummy does not want to go to bed. Demanding one more game of "Hide and Shriek," he runs outside to conceal himself in the graveyard, but Mama Mummy doesn't join him. Like the young bird in P. D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? (Random, 1960), he sets off to find her, heading into "the deep, dark woods, the spookery woods" and encountering several creepy creatures: "Clank clink clank/Woo boo woo/Clank clink cloo/'Mama Mummy, is that you?'/But out of the woods clanked—/Bones!" This skeleton, as well as a blob and a vampire—all making their nighttime preparations—greet the mummy and tell him to go to bed. The only time the youngster is truly frightened—by a mouse—his mother is there to comfort him, take him home, and tuck him into bed. The gouache paintings depict the action with humor, and the eerie details and nighttime hues create just the right mood. Well-placed page turns add a bit of suspense. A reassuring offering for youngsters who want just a touch of the shivers.—Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME
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Carolyn Crimi is the author of numerous books for young readers, including HENRY AND THE BUCCANEER BUNNIES, also illustrated by John Manders, and BORIS AND BELLA, illustrated by Gris Grimly. She lives in Illinois.
John Manders has illustrated several books for children, including HENRY AND THE BUCCANEER BUNNIES by Carolyn Crimi, THE PERFECT NEST by Catherine Friend, and MINNIE'S DINER: A MULTIPLYING MENU by Dayle Ann Dodds. He lives in Pennsylvania.
super fun book with great sounds to make inside! fun illustrationsPublished 2 months ago by Amanda Nail
Here it is almost summer in my 18 month old still wants to us to read this book almost every night.Published 5 months ago by kmbsvt
The children in my 2/3 year old class can't get enough of this book. We are well past Halloween and they keep asking for me to read it to them. They love it! Read morePublished 7 months ago by ACA
This is a fabulous book! It's silly and my first graders love it! We do a whole unit based around this story and mummies. ("Are mummies real? Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jen D.
The book was smaller than the one I had seen in a bookstore. However it was in excellent condition and very quick shipping. Overall great experience.Published 9 months ago by Aimee Collier