Tuesday, October 24, 2017

THINK QUICK with Author Sean Taylor

Hi Sean!  I love how your book, I Want to Be in Scary Story, addresses Little Monster's very real fears in a hilarious way! Thanks for visiting ReFoReMo! 

Let's see which way you lean. Remember, THINK QUICK

On monsters:
Scary or Funny?
Funny.


On ghosts:
Spooky or Friendly?
Spooky.



On witches:
Wiley or Whimsical?
Wily.

On dark and scary forests:
Good for stories or good for walks?
Good for stories.  (I remember a girl wanting a made-up up a story. She said, “Start it in a forest. That means anything can happen.”)

On haunted houses:
Love them or leave them?
Write stories about them.

On ginormous friends:
Elephants or Gorillas?
I’d be delighted to have either as a friend.

On childhood games:
Hide and seek or Duck duck goose?
Kick The Can was my favourite. (Like hide and seek, but with a ball that someone guards and you have to kick…)

On fears:
Run away or face them?
You have to face your fears. Until you do, they’ll run after you.

On surprise endings:
Funny or scary?
It takes one and a half hours to hard-boil an ostrich egg.

On books:
I WANT TO BE IN A SCARY STORY or I WANT TO BE IN A SCARY STORY?
Impossible to choose between these two.

Thank you Sean! 

Review by Kirsti Call

This story is such a fun new Halloween story for those who don't want to be TOO scared, just like Little Monster! The dialogue between little monster and the narrator is hilarious and sure to make you and your child laugh. I can't wait to read this to a classroom full of kids on Halloween!

Sean Taylor is an award-winning author of 50 books for young readers of many different ages. His picture books include Hoot Owl Master of Disguise, It’s A Groovy World, Alfredo!, Robot Rumpus, When a Monster is Born and Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All! He has also written the Purple Class series of comic adventures set in an urban primary school, a collection of folktales from the Amazon called The Great Snake, and the novel for teenagers A Waste of Good Paper. Over the years he and his family have spent spells living in England (where he was born) and Brazil (where his wife is from).  www.seantaylorstories.com.

5 comments:

  1. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. Cute! You learn something every day, like how long it takes to boil an ostrich egg. Congratulations on the fun book!

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  3. Congrats on the new book, Sean. Thank you for a new mentor text to study. What a fun and Halloweenie interview!

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  4. I look forward to finding this one!

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  5. Great to have Seans slightly scary stories to share. Plus good to remember those folk and animal stories you wrote and rsearched along the Amazon ! X rich @Richstories

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