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Ghost's hour, spook's hour /

by Bunting, Eve; Carrick, Donald.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Clarion Books, c1987Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 24 cm.ISBN: 0899194842 (lib. bdg.) :.Title notes: c.1 $12.95 1-90Subject(s): Night -- Fiction | Fear -- Fiction | Dogs -- FictionSummary: Scary incidents at midnight give Biff the dog and his master a frightening time but all turn out to have good explanations.
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Scary incidents at midnight give Biff the dog and his master a frightening time but all turn out to have good explanations.

Scary incidents at midnight give Biff the dog and his master a frightening time but all turn out to have good explanations.

c.1 $12.95 1-90

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Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-This follow-along book and cassette compassionately captures a child's fears of storms, of the dark, and of being left alone. The plot is realistic and simplistic enough for children to understand and follow. Jake and his sacred dog, Biff, wake up one night to an eerie sound. He turns on the light in his room, but it does not come on. Jake decides to go sleep with his parents, but they are not in their bedroom. Trying to be brave for his dog's sake, he goes downstairs to check and that is when he hears the clock chiming midnight. After a series of comical events, Jake finds his mom and dad sleeping in the living room. His mom tells Biff that it is okay to be scared during the storm, that we all get scared sometimes. The book's illustrations by Donald Carrick complement Eve Bunting's story (HM, 1987) through their soft lines and darker colors which depict an image of mystery and night. Suitable for individual use, this package would be an excellent addition to school and public library read-along collections. The spooky tone of the story may lend itself well to a Halloween collection as well.-Sarah Smith, Harrison Community Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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