Sir Stan The Bogeyman

Title of Book: Sir Stan The Bogeyman

Time length to read: 3-5 min

Age recommend: 5 and up

Author: Stacie Morrell

Illustrator: Elizabeth Berg

Best place to purchase: Amazon (Click words for direct link)

Price: $3.99(Kindle) $7.02 (Paperback)

First of all, I just wanted to apologized about the lateness of this post. I was originally supposed to post this review Friday, September 13th. However, lately I have been feeling under the weather, and must have spaced it out. I guess in a way, Friday the 13th did get the best of me 😉 Anyways, onward to today’s book! Sir Stan The Bogeyman, by Stacie Morrell, is about a tale of the classic “Bogeyman.” However, in this telling of the story, the Bogeyman comes across a little girl in her bedroom; at first, she seems a little frightened of “Sir Stan” as he is dressed all in black and appears to be an older gentleman. However, Sir Stan tells the young little girl not to fear, but just to hear him out and hear his story. So the little girl listens to Sir Stan’s story and he explains that he was the son of a duke, and was selfish and rude. Because of his rude attitude, it ultimately caused him to have a spell cast on him by a witch, which turned him into an older gentleman and cause everyone to fear him. Sir Stan was told that in order to undo the spell, a brave child must kiss him on the cheek. So after the little girl listened to Sir Stan’s story, she did something Sir Stan didn’t expect and gave him a small kiss on the cheek which took the spell off Sir Stan and made him a young boy once again.

I thought this story was creative and cute. I had never really heard a story behind the “story” of the boogeyman, but I thought this was a very creative way to do so. I think all children wonder where creatures/stories like the Bogeyman and the monster in the closet come from. This story does a great job of giving children that explanation behind those so called scary stories. It might give children some ease and comfort and different feelings about the scary “bogeyman” after reading this version of the story.

I thought that the illustrations were very well drawn and portrayed every aspect of the story, however, the coloring done in the story seemed very crayon like. However, some children might like the illustrations to be portrayed that way, so I guess it just depends on who the audience is when this book is being read.

If I were to rate this book on scale of 1 to 5  (with five being the best) I would give it a 4.

To find out more about the author of this book, and the tour that this book is on, check out below! :)

About Stacie:

Accomplishments: Started a used bookstore for the Friends of the Wilsonville Library, subject of Oregonian article, published in: Antiques and Collectibles Magazine, Bookman’s AB Magazine, Antique Trader, Writer’s Digest (writing clinic), Book Magazine. Started the E-Commerce collectibles department for Goodwill of the Columbia Willamette. Currently pursuing an Associates of Applied Science in Business and Management at Portland Community College, holding a 3.98 GPA, member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, on Dean’s and President’s List.

Interests: Reading (pretty much anything even the cereal box if nothing else is available), writing (all genres), family (wife and mother), growing in and spreading my faith, learning (information geek), travel (but I rarely ever get to), volunteering, bargain hunting at garage sales, thrift stores, flea markets, etc.

In one sentence, who am I? Stacie Morrell is an eccentrically entertaining neurotic bibliophile who sells collectibles, tries to have patience with her precocious daughter, fearlessly tries to do everything, and writes because she is driven to as part of her genetic composition.

If I could go back and do one thing over: I would have figured out what I wanted from life way before now and gone back to school to get it (much, much sooner than I did).

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Genre: Children’s Picture BookScreen Shot 2013-08-08 at 5.57.27 PM

Publisher: Self-Published at CreateSpace

Release Date: September 1, 2013

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Book Description:

Do dark places bother you?

The space under your bed…

The closet, door slightly ajar…

Do you believe in the Boogey Man?

Who is he?

Where did he come from?

What does he want?

Maybe he has a story to tell,

And we should listen.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free electronically in exchange for a fair review and book spotlight. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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