Sunday, February 6, 2011

Half Minute Horrors

30 seconds or less....stories by some of my favorite children's and ya authors, all horror. I had to read this one! And I can't believe it took me so long.

There are a wide variety and volume of stories, 72 in all, from one line to several pages, including illustrations and comics. Some of these made me shiver, some made me laugh, and quite a few made me have to share with friends and family. Can't wait to read some of these to kids that I know!

I really liked the Jon Klassen, which simply consists of a diagramed picture and numbered legend. Also, "Hank", "Heart Stopper", "Worms", "Chocolate Cake", "Skittering", and "The Doll." If you know a kid or adult who loves RL Stine (who has a story in this book) or old Twilight Zone episodes, this is the book for them.

I would recommend this one for 4th grade and up, with special consideration for the individual child's scare level. Some of these might be too disturbing for certain kids. However, they contain so many scary classics, gruesome tales, and down-right creepy fun, that I just want to share with everyone!

Oh, and you can share your own half minute horrors here:

1 comment:

joanna said...

It also has one of the funniest covers ever!