Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Flashback Tuesday: The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg
The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg is an old favorite of mine. I have always admired Chris Van Allsburg because he really knows how to tell a story and convey emotions with his illustrations. As with most of his stories the feeling of a bygone era is evident although timeless. Another thing I love about this book is that it is just a scary story that is not "Halloween" oriented....it can be read any time of year not just in the Fall. This is a great book to read to a group of kids, especially if there is a wide range of ages. It is spooky but not too scary for little ones and the older ones can relate to what happens. I love to watch the expressions on the kids faces when they understand the twist of an ending. So have a glass of apple cider, dim the lights and enjoy a spooky tale!