You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together
Megan Tingley Books, Little, Brown & Co. • 2007 • 32 pages • ISBN: 978-0-3165-2384-4
illustrated by Michael Emberley
The fourth book in the award-winning series adds spooky tales to the mix. But the goblins, ghouls, ghosts, and gremlins are as funny as they are scary.
As in the other books the rhyming stories are presented in dialogue form with each character’s lines shown in a different color. New readers will be captivated by the bouncing rhythms and repetitions, as well as by Michael Emberley’s enchanting illustrations.
“Former children’s poet laureate Hoberman celebrates the stalwart star that makes life possible and connects people regardless of where they live … there’s a lot to be said for spreading a little sunshine through unironic high spirits and unalloyed good nature.”
“Bouncing rhyming text takes readers on a whirlwind journey around the globe … A celebration of unity through variety that’s just right for these divided times.”
“Peppy rhymes and bright, animated artwork showcase the sun as a ubiquitous link among everyone the world over, past and present ... this upbeat ode to the uplifting and unifying qualities of the sun is infectious.”
The New York Times
“If you’re as picky about rhyming picture books as I am, you’ll be excited that the former children’s poet laureate Hoberman, whose meter never falters, has created this clever ode to the sun and its globe-spanning, life-giving power.”
School Library Journal
“This work celebrates the magic of the sun and the diversity of humanity ... sunlight touches everyone and everything in nature ... Readers of all ages will delight in the accessible text, joyous illustrations, and vibrant colors that honor the inter-connectedness of all living things.”