By GLENN TOLLE
Growing up, I wished that I had a creepy and decrepit house at the end of my street. I wanted, more than anything, an abandoned, crumbling, ruin of a home that I could call my own. I wanted a haunted house that I could take shelter in, hide in, and explore in.
In this edition of FRIGHTS FOR TYKES I am recommending THE HAUNTED HOUSE written by Dorothy Rose and illustrated by Kelly Oechsli (published in 1986 by Simon & Schuster, Inc.). In THE HAUNTED HOUSE two kids and their dog take refuge in a creepy old house. They explore throughout, allowing their imaginations, and dog, to run wild. The house spooks the kids yet they maintain that they’re returning…hopefully with you, the reader, in tow.
This classic little picture book perfectly illustrates the adolescent, and adult, fantasy I shared above. If you've had similar fantasies growing up I recommend picking up THE HAUNTED HOUSE for your own collection.
You can purchase your very own edition of THE HAUNTED HOUSE written by Dorothy Rose and illustrated by Kelly Oechsli on amazon for $5.50 + $3.99 shipping, used, in “Good” condition.
Halloween draws ever near, the time to visit a haunted house…is here.