Its the first day of October! Hallelujah! So, obviously I’m already picking out pumpkin designs and spending quality time on Pinterest compiling Halloween ideas. But this month is a marathon here. I need to stretch.
So, for todays Frighteningly Good Read, I have a great warm up book. Fantastically eccentric and slightly scary, The Cabinet of Curiosities by Stephan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand and Emma Trevayne is the perfect knuckle cracking-let’s get down to business- spook book. This compilation of middle grade short and scary tales is the perfect tool for shifting from summer to fabulous fall. The 36 Brief and Sinister tales included in this book would also be easy read aloud fun when you just need a little more scare into your daily punch.
The book is delightfully quirky. It is broken down into sections or drawers that are labelled innocent and light things “cake” or “song” but include short stories that were found in the shadows. Since the book is a middle grade level, none of the tales are so dreadful or disgusting. Rather each is just a little cup of chilling fun.
I also enjoyed the fun letters and notes written from one “curator” to another. Whatever you do, don’t skip the Meet the Curators at the end. Here the authors describe themselves as, “Tinker of Shadows and Tailor of Lies,” or “Dark Puppetress,” and will give you more books to read by these authors.
Tell me, Please!
Do you enjoy spooky short stories?
Sometimes I enjoy a good scary book. Mostly I like the ones aimed to a middle school level. For example, Harry Potter was plenty scary for me! I like my mysteries with a corpse and then a good story that ends with the guilty found and punished. This books looks like one I would really enjoy. Thank you.