Peter and the Bogeyman

Michael Ratnett, Author Barron's Educational Series $9.95 (29p) ISBN 978-0-8120-6104-8
When Peter misbehaves, he is more intrigued than frightened by his grandparents' dire warnings about the Bogeyman. His parents assure him that there is no such thing, but Peter suspects otherwise and plans accordingly. He behaves disgracefully for an entire week, and has the monster's undivided attention by Friday night. Although Peter triumphs at a midnight rendezvous, the story runs the risk of genuinely scaring sensitive children. Also, Peter's behavior during the week seems to go unnoticed (and unpunished) by everyone else. This book provides some amusement, and the cheerful illustrations are comfortably cluttered with details, but like the grandparents' threats, nothing really comes of it. Ages 4-7. (July)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1989
Release date: 01/01/1989
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