“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
AGE GROUP: 4-7
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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