Spooky House (Bizzy Bear)

by Nosy Crow (Author) Benji Davies (Illustrator)

Spooky House (Bizzy Bear)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Bizzy Bear

"An excellent read for little ones learning about the holiday as well as those who can't wait for Halloween to arrive." -- Kirkus Reviews

The ever-intrepid Bizzy Bear is visiting a super-spooky Halloween house. As he climbs the rickety stairs and walks the cobwebby corridors, all sorts of creepy characters appear from doors and hidey-holes. Bizzy remains undaunted -- but where could he be going and what will he find there? Bizzy's latest adventure makes for a splendidly seasonal new addition to this popular series, which has sold more than a million copies worldwide.

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Kirkus Reviews

An excellent read for little ones learning about the holiday as well as those who can't wait for Halloween to arrive.

Publishers Weekly

Tabs, sliders, and a rotating wheel activate surprises as Bizzy Bear explores a benevolently haunted house in this playful addition to Davies's long-running series. Writing in rhymes with a "Pat-a-cake" cadence ("Bizzy Bear, Bizzy Bear, creaky stair./ Bizzy Bear, Bizzy Bear, what's that there?"), Davies sends Bizzy Bear through cobwebbed rooms up to a party in the attic, accompanied by his host, a dog dressed as a vampire (but where is his reflection in the hallway mirror?). The interactive elements set up several fun peekaboo moments--with an emphasis on the boo--as a mummy elephant peeks from behind a door that slides open and a frog-as-ghost leaps out from behind a chair. Up to age 3. Agency: Bright Literary. (July)

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Review quotes

Nosy Crow
Benji Davies, from a young age, was invariably found drawing and painting at the kitchen table, a scene which is often repeated to this day. He lives with his wife in London.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
July 20, 2017
Bizzy Bear
BISAC categories
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV017030 - Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Halloween
JUV020000 - Juvenile Fiction | Interactive Adventures
Library of Congress categories
Toy and movable books
Stories in rhyme
Board books
Haunted houses

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