The Dragon Whistler

The Dragon Whistler
Now available in paperback.

7.30.2010

An Eyeball in my Garden (and other spine-tingling poems)

The weather may be a bit warm to inspire thoughts of Halloween, but turn a few pages of An Eyeball in my Garden (Marshall Cavendish, 2010) and the goose-bumps raised might make you start hearing skittering leaves and a whistling wind knocking at your window pane.

This collection of "spine-tingling" poems (selected and edited by Jennifer Cole Judd and Laura Wynkoop) certainly lives up to its name. Haunting and horrific — with a pinch of tongue-in-cheek tossed into the cauldron for good measure — young readers with a taste for the macabre will enjoy every creepy, crawly page.

While Johan Olander's dark and twisted illustrations may be a bit much for some younger kids, no doubt many will adore his monstrous creations.

Whether it's October, or just any night that you feel like getting your hackles up, take a stroll through the misty graveyard Judd and Wynkoop have created. But don't be surprised if you end up sleeping with at least one extra light on. You've been warned.

4 comments:

Maria said...

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Jen said...

Oh you are wonderful!! This is a fantastic review, Kim! Thank you so much--I got goosebumps reading this. :)

Jen

Laura said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Kim! It was amazing reading this, and I'm so glad you enjoyed our book!

Rena said...

My boys will totally love this. Congrats!