Diane Goode's Book of Scary Stories and Songs by Diane Goode

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An eerie anthology of scary folktales, stories, poems, and songs from around the world introduces youngsters to a host of delightfully spooky characters in works from African, European, and Native American traditions. Lit Guild.
 

About Diane Goode

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Diane Goode is the illustrator of more than fifty beloved and critically acclaimed picture books including the Caldecott Honor Book "When I Was Young in the Mountains" by Cynthia Rylant. She is also the illustrator of "President Pennybaker" and "My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life", both by Kate Feiffer; and "Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva", " Louise the Big Cheese and the La Di Da Shoes", and "Louise the Big Cheese and the Back-to-School Smarty Pants", all by Elise Primavera. Diane lives and works in Watchung, New Jersey, with her husband, David, and their two dogs, Jack and Daisy.
 
Published September 1, 1998 by Puffin. 64 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Horror. Fiction

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Goode works dog motifs into her luminous paintings with amusing frequency (dogs are featured on furniture and wall moldings, as weathervanes and statues and a paw-print pattern decorates Cinderella's wedding dress).

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PW's starred review said that this companion to Where's Our Mama?, about two Parisian children and their chaos-causing dachshund, ""will leave young readers chuckling and everyone else clucking an appreciative ooh-la-la."" Ages 4-8.

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In a crowded Paris train station some 60 or so years ago, Mama goes in search of her lost hat, instructing her two wide-eyed children to wait for her.

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Adding to her stable of stellar collections (Diane Goode's Book of Scary Stories & Songs, etc.), Goode has gathered an assortment of folktales, fairy tales and poems--featuring the tall and the small--under one handsomely designed roof.

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One especially engaging entry, ``Bendemolena,'' tells of a young cat who, after putting a pot on her head to shut out the din in her home, misconstrues her mother's commands, which come out delightfully twisted when Bendemolena repeats them.

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A seasoned collector of tales, Goode ( Diane Goode's American Christmas ;

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