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The Not-So-Haunted House

The Not-So-Haunted House by [Colonel Carney, Anne Hurst]

The Not-So-Haunted House is a charming children’s book that tells the story of a farmer who thinks his house is haunted. He sleeps in the barn to avoid all the spookiness going on in his house until one day his friend comes over and shows him that the scary things in his home were really just normal sounds a house makes.

Colonel Carney does a fantastic job of simplifying the fear that children have of the unknown and presenting it to them in a way that is easy to understand. The story is told through simple lyrical rhymes that are effective in capturing the attention of young readers. I loved the bright illustrations on every page which always had something on the page for children to point at and engage with the story. This book will help parents and teachers have a conversation about fear. It shows how many of the things we are scared of have explanations as long as we are brave enough to look for them. I found many of the farmers expressions to be laugh-out-loud funny and, although it’s a ‘haunted’ house, there’s really nothing to fear here except a fantastic book.

Pages: 29 | ASIN: B08BXTSBCC

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The Not-So-Haunted House is a story about a farmer who has allowed his imagination to run wild. He believes his house is haunted and has moved out of it and into his barn. His friend comes to visit and to help him understand his fears. It is a delightful picture book and has all the ingredients one looks for in a children’s story. It’s a tale told in rhyme that can help parents to calm their kids’ fears of things that go bump in the night.

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