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FRIGHTS FOR TYKES celebrates a teeny tiny book with a big ghost heart

Friday, October 12, 2018 | Exclusive, Frights For Tykes


I would have LOVED it if my elementary school had offered a monster making contest. As a kid I was always drawing monsters and I’m still drawing monsters at 22! For this week’s edition of FRIGHTS FOR TYKES I am recommending THE TEENY TINY GHOST AND THE MONSTER by Kay Winters, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger and published by Harper Collins Publishers on February 22, 2011.

A monster making contest is held at the school of the Teeny Tiny Ghost, a timid phantom who finds the prospect of making a monster terrifying! Thankfully, though, with the help of his two black cats, Teeny Tiny Ghost comes out on top! The titular ghost may be teeny tiny, but that doesn’t stop him from achieving great things. This is an important lesson every teeny tiny person should hear. I can remember being in elementary school and I too was timid and everything seemed frightening, not to mention large. If I had read this book as teeny tiny person it would have helped me considerably!

THE TEENY TINY GHOST AND THE MONSTER is set during Halloween making it a perfect read for the season. Those who enjoy the art of Tim Burton and or Gris Grimly will delight in Lynn Munsinger’s illustrations, and those who enjoy Mother Goose will no doubt enjoy Kay Winters’ lyrical storytelling.

THE TEENY TINY GHOST AND THE MONSTER is the second of three TEENY TINY GHOST books by Winters and illustrated by Munsinger. You can buy my edition on AMAZON for $5.35, plus free shipping, “Used” in “Good” condition.

THE TEENY TINY GHOST AND THE MONSTER is teeny tiny book with a big ghost heart. Check it out.

Glenn Tolle
Glenn Tolle grew up with a healthy interest in the macabre. His dad worked, and still works, as a grave digger, and much of his childhood was spent running around cemeteries and reading creepy books. All this combined with early viewings of the classic Universal monster movies led him to writing about the genre. He writes not only for RUE but also for under the pen name Glenn Strange. When not writing about horror Glenn talks about and interviews people within the horror and film community for the YouTube channel Psychic Celluloid Signals and creates original horror stories for publication.