Dirk Bones And The Mystery Of The Haunted House (I Can Read! Series, Level 1)

Summary:

When the ghosts on Ghoul Street start complaining about living in a haunted house, Dirk Bones is given the task of writing an article for the newspaper. What could it be that's scaring the ghosts?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story is more humorous than scary, pretty much guaranteeing multiple readings. The format allows for an easy transition to a 'play' if taking parts helps engage your young reader.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

S/He loved this story immediately. After nearly a month of nightly readings, everyone now gets to play their part to bring the story to life.

Parent Reaction

This is a fun read, particularly now that we have scripted re-enactments each evening. It is an easy way to make reading fun. We hope there are more adventures for Dirk.

Type of Book:
This is a seasonal tale for beginning readers.
Educational Themes:

This is principally a story to help new readers. Still, there are things you can do to add to the fun by exploring sounds and uncovering other 'mysteries' of everyday life.

Reading Level:
2.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with 5-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! Even though the plot would seem to be timed for Halloween, this is year-round fun reading.

Title Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Haunted House
About

I Can Read, Level 1

Author Doug Cushman
Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books, a Division of HarperCollins Publishing © 2006
Illustrators Doug Cushman
ISBN 0060737646
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.99
Genres Animal Character, Mystery, Humor, Easy Reader Series, Halloween
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