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Moldilocks and the Three Scares: A Zombie Tale

“Moldilocks and the Three Scares: A Zombie Tale”

Intro: “In a huge haunted house – with room enough for four, there lived three Scares: Papa Scare, Mama Scare, and Baby Scare.”

Papa brews up a batch of Alpha-Bat soup. Mama works in her lab. And Baby sweeps bats from the tower. 

Moldilocks sleepwalks through the cemetery, following the wafting scent of soup to the haunted house. While the soup cools, the Scares take a walk.

Moldilocks sits in their chairs, slurps their soup, and sleeps in their beds to find just the right one.

Upon returning home, the Scares discover someone has been in their home. What will happen when they discover Moldilocks? Read the story to learn the heartfelt ending.

This book promotes creative components of different perspective and originality.

WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK:  I like this book because I am a big fan of fractured fairy tales and this tale is full of originality and heart.  

TITLE: Moldilocks and the Three Scares: A Zombie Tale

AUTHOR: Lynne Marie

ILLUSTRATOR:David Rodriguez Lorenzo

PUBLISHER: Sterling Children’s Books, 2019


TOPIC(S): fractured fairy tale, family, belonging

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: different perspective, originality


1) What things do you and your family do before a guest arrives? Pretend you have invited a monster to your house for dinner. In what ways do you make your strange guest feel at home?

2) Create a monster family. What types of monsters would be in your family? Who would be the mom, the dad, any siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or cousins? Don’t forget pets, if you want them.


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Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians

Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians”

Written by Jackie Mims Hopkins, Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians gives a classic tale a new twist featuring the library. Goldie Socks arrives at a cottage made of books to find shelves of books.

She browses for just the right book and searches for just the right reading spot.

But what will happen when the three libearians return to find Goldie Socks?

This story promotes creative components of originality and humor.

WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because I love fractured fairy tales. Jackie Mims Hopkins’ take on this classic tale educates while entertains. For me, that is the best of both worlds.

TITLE: Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians

AUTHOR: Jackie Mims Hopkins


PUBLISHER: Upstart Books, 2007


TOPIC(S): book genres, library, 5 finger rule for choosing a book

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: humor, originality


1) If you were Goldie Socks, what type of cottage would you like to? What types of things would be in the cottage? Who would live in the cottage?

2) List five book genres. Which genre is your favorite and why? Tell a friend about your favorite book in your favorite genre.


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