Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods by Hal Johnson & Tom Mead
Pub Date: Aug 25th 2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Fearsome Creatures is a collection of tales of various creatures that can be found in America, more specifically the Lumberwoods. With the use of illustrations and short allusions, readers find out many peculiar facts about these unusual creatures. Kids will definitely get a kick out of being spooked by this book!
I really struggled with my opinion for this book. The idea was fantastic, the illustrations were gorgeous, and the stories were interesting, but it just wasn’t the book for me. While reading I found myself skimming and then flipping through the book to look at the various illustrations. I couldn’t stay focused and I think I realize why- this isn’t a book you can read in one or two sittings. This book will be best enjoyed a couple of creatures at a time, especially if read around a campfire!
That being said, I would definitely recommend this book for parents who want to spook their kids in a subtle way (the stories aren’t terrifying but definitely unique) or anyone that wanted a different kind of storybook. I think that I will read a story a night leading up to Halloween to help me get in the mood and even for some inspiration for never before seen costumes!