In the Haunted House

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Eve Bunting
Illustrator: Susan Meddaugh
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Oct. 2001, Oct. 2000

Synopsis: Two people--identified only by their red and blue sneakers--explore a haunted house. As the two escape from the house here the scary things hide, the reader sees a line of people waiting to enter the Halloween House, eager to be scared. The feet are found to belong to a father and daughter.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Draw your own haunted house. What's inside?
•  Where do you go on Holloween with your family? What do you like to do? Draw.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!