Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Moldilocks and the Three Scares Book Review

I'll be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of Halloween. I believe it is something that has more American, and event that we've tried to adopt. However, my children whole heartedly disagree with me. They love nothing more than to dress up, pop face paint on and become their scariest selves.

So you can imagine my youngest's delight when a certain Halloween themed book arrived in the post.

Moldilocks and the Three Scares (as you can imagine) is an interpretation of the classic tale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

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One chilly night Papa Scare, Mama Scare and Baby Scare take a stroll to let their very hot Alpha-Bat Soup cool. But while they are out, a lonely little zombie named Moldilocks sleepwalks into their haunted house, eats their soup, breaks a chair . . . . and maybe even answers the Scare family's nightmares.

There have been many adaptions of this tale in the past but none quite like this.

It says on the front cover that this is a zombie tale. Now this may put off the odd child, who may think that this story could possibly be a tad scary but I'm here to tell you that it isn't frightening at all. In fact it is rather funny.

The illustrations are of the spooky fashion however with a character like Baby Scare - who is utterly adorable - you'll be hard pressed not to be entertained.

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I love the fact that with this story you can have a discussion with your kids as to what spooktacular things you could include if you were to make it your own. My youngest said that instead of Alpha-Bat soup she'd be making googly eyed jelly, bleugh.

This is the kind of story that I like because it is wonderfully descriptive and I don't know about you but when I read stories like this, I'm keen to use actions to go along with it. 

For example when Molidlocks finds the bed that is just right, I go ahead and lie myself down on my sofa to demonstrate (any excuse for a lie down).

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Now there is something special about the ending of this book.

And I won't spoil it for you.

Lets just say that it is 'just right'.

Moldilocks and the Three Scares is perfect for this season but can of course be read all year round, it is a great book for children that are looking for something a little on the spooky side but with a great meaning weaved in too.

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