Everyone loves scary stories and award-winning comedy writer/director Carl Reiner invites readers to huddle close as he tells a young boy's tale of the mysterious house next door.
Something with red beams of light shooting from its eyes was coming down the basement stairs. It came closer and closer... the hair on the back of my neck was sticking straight out. I finally saw it- and it was alive!
As the story becomes spookier and spookier, Reiner pauses to ask "Shall we turn the page- or is it too scary?" That's for you to decide!
Parents and children can read along together as they listen to spooky sound effects and Carl Reiner's hilarious performance of TELL ME A SCARY STORY... on the accompanying CD.
"Gross-out enthusiasts will probably lap this up. . . . [The audio CD] features Reiner in a masterly readaloud."
Carl Reiner is a twelve-time Emmy-award winning writer, producer, director, and comedian who co-starred in the legendary television program "Your Show of Shows" and created and co-starred in "The Dick Van Dyke Show". He also made comedy history as the co-creator of "The 2,000 Year-Old Man" and has directed many hit feature films including "Oh, God!", "The Jerk", and "All of Me". Mr. Reiner lives with his wife in Beverly Hills, California. Inspired by his grandson, Tell Me a Scary Story... But Not Too Scary! was his first book for children.
James Bennett is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Halloween by Jerry Seinfeld. A Hamilton King Award-winning artist from the Society of Illustrators, he has also illustrated for many major publications including Time, Sports Illustrated, and Mad. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with his family.