Sometimes as you peruse your bookshelf, you know nothing but a classic will do. And nothing in the picture book world is more classic than Dr. Seuss! This lesser-known Suess is tons of fun and a perfect fit for little guys who like a bit of creepiness in their tall tales. The new glow-in-the-dark edition is extra fun, too!
Walking in the woods one night, the main character of this wacky little volume spies ‘a pair of pale green pants with nobody inside them’. He’s normally not afraid of anything, but when he starts seeing these spooky empty pants moving about everywhere he goes he becomes terrified of them. Finally one night he comes face-to-face with the pale green pants and starts screaming and yelling for help. How will the pants react, and what will become of this unwanted encounter?
This is a cute story with a happy ‘don’t be afraid of something just because it’s different than you’ ending. The illustrations are classic Seuss with a dark twist. Almost everything but the main character and the pants is just black line drawing on a green background, lending the book an excellent spooky night-time feel.
Blend the whimsical rhyming genius of Dr. Seuss with a creepy mystery to get to the bottom of and what do you have? A book that thrills our mini horror-fiends. Worth a read!