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.
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