A Dark, Dark Cave

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A boy and a girl play in the darkness using only the light of the moon and a flashlight. They enter a dark cave and they start exploring. There are bats and other strange animals crawling all around. Scary, shining eyes – looking like those of a giant cat – and big paws with claws. Then they hear a big animal noise and they are terrified. But they try to be brave and continue exploring. As a light opens up in the cave, they roar back at the strange animal. But it’s actually their dad asking them to be quiet because the baby is sleeping. So it was not a real cave. It was actually all in their imagination!

They are frustrated about interrupting the game until the girl has an idea. They start playing horses – horses running in the sun toward a barn made with blankets – and they make horse noises all happy until dad comes again asking for quiet.

This book was quite funny. I really believed the two kids were walking in a dark cave until I realized that it was a cave they built with chairs and blankets like when I make a fort.

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Author Eric Hoffman • Corey R. Tabor, Illustrator
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Viking Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 24-May-2016
ISBN 9780670016365
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Issue July 2016
Category Children's


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