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by Ivan Bates,Sam McBratney

eBook Dark at the Top of the Stairs epub
  • ISBN: 0744537460
  • Author: Ivan Bates,Sam McBratney
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd (February 5, 1996)
  • Pages: 25 pages
  • ePUB size: 1721 kb
  • FB2 size 1816 kb
  • Formats lit txt rtf azw


What lurks in the dark at the top of the cellar stairs? . Because a child can identify with their feelings, they go on the journey up the stairs with them. And here's the great part, in my opinion: (Spoiler alert!)

What lurks in the dark at the top of the cellar stairs? Three young mice decide to find out despite the warnings of elders in this fine story which will make an excellent read-aloud to the young. Ivan Bates' whimsical drawings are well done. And here's the great part, in my opinion: (Spoiler alert!) The "monster" in the dark at the top of the stairs is a cat. A cat is an animal a child understands as a threat to a mouse. However, children can at the same time understand that a cat isn't inherently bad.

Author: Sam McBratney Illustrator: Ivan Bates Genre: Mystery Grade Level: . Lexile: 650L

Author: Sam McBratney Illustrator: Ivan Bates Genre: Mystery Grade Level: . Lexile: 650L. Summary: In this mystery, three young mice want to find out if there is a monster living at the top of the cellar stairs. They ask an older and wiser mouse for advice and he warns them of danger. Illustrations are okay.

London: Walker Books, 1994. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. Illustrated by Ivan Bates. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1998. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1996. Just You and Me.

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McBratney, Sam; Bates, Ivan, il. Knowing that he must satisfy their curiosity, an old mouse agrees to show three young mice the "Monster" at the top of the stairs.

McBratney, Sam; Bates, Ivan, ill. Publication date. Mice, Curiosity, Mice, Curiosity. New York : Scholastic. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by loader-ElisaR on February 23, 2010.

In his first book, Bates chooses a palette of dark purples, browns, and ambers; the mice seem sculpted from the gloom of the cellar.

There is little story: Three mice-Cob, Hazel, and Berry-Berry-tell an older, wiser mouse that they would like to go see the monster at the top of the cellar stair. In his first book, Bates chooses a palette of dark purples, browns, and ambers; the mice seem sculpted from the gloom of the cellar.

An old wise mouse warns his three young mice of the danger that lurks at the top of the cellar stairs, yet they insist on seeing . My son picked this book off a cart at the library and I was hesitant to read it with fear that it may scare him. He loved it as it kept him wondering what was at the top.

An old wise mouse warns his three young mice of the danger that lurks at the top of the cellar stairs, yet they insist on seeing it for themselves. We had to read it over and over each night. I recommend this for any 2 1/2 to 3 year old. It is a cute story!

Sam McBratney (McBratney, Sam). used books, rare books and new books. by Sam McBratney, Ivan Bates.

Sam McBratney (McBratney, Sam). Find all books by 'Sam McBratney' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Sam McBratney'. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs: ISBN 9780744554052 (978-0-7445-5405-2) Softcover, Walker Books Ltd, 1997. ISBN 9780789478955 (978-0-7894-7895-5) Softcover, Dk Pub, 2001. ISBN 9780744543353 (978-0-7445-4335-3) Softcover, Walker Books, 1996.

The Northern Ireland native started writing children's books when he was a teacher in his thirties, with the aim of helping out students who had trouble reading. But he continued writing for a more-personal reason: "the act of imagining simply makes me feel good," he says. Most of my picture books-GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, JUST ONE!, and JUST YOU AND ME-explore the relationship between a big one and a wee one," the author notes. The big one is not called the father in the stories, but that's what he is.

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Comments: (7)
Ral
Great kids book! This will probably be a classic! Read to 1st graders for Halloween and they all liked it. Good for reading to a class room as they can listen for rhyming words and the predictable sentences that they can say. Fun Book!
Konetav
A delightful story that I use with the Kindergartners I work with. They love the suspense as it builds and don't anticipate the ending.
Silverbrew
I love this book. Read it using different voices for added entertainment.
Lahorns Gods
My children love this book. It is the most requested story every Halloween!
Welen
I love this story. I am a teacher and this particular book lends itself to teaching various reading skills. I purchased a used copy and it was in better condition than I expected. Priced appropriately!
Nahelm
I love "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" To explain why, here's a bit of background:

When my nephew was three years old, his favorite story was the original "Three Little Pigs" (the version in which the first two pigs are eaten, and the wolf falls into the fireplace of the third pig at the end).

There are people who believe that we should not read scary stories to children. I do not agree with that. Children already feel fear and are scared of things that are unknown. (adults, too!) It isn't beneficial to ignore and deny that. What IS beneficial in my opinion is to put some context and understanding behind the fear, and give some tools to relating to it. It isn't to simply tell kids: "don't feel fear" and "there's no such thing as monsters" It is to respect their feelings, and give them their own inner tools and context and stories to help them develop understanding.

I believe "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" is excellent for this. The three mice children are curious about what is in the dark at the top of the stairs. They are both curious and afraid. Because a child can identify with their feelings, they go on the journey up the stairs with them.

And here's the great part, in my opinion: (Spoiler alert!) The "monster" in the dark at the top of the stairs is a cat. A cat is an animal a child understands as a threat to a mouse. However, children can at the same time understand that a cat isn't inherently bad. Something that was scary to a mouse, is not scary to them. Maybe the size of their own fears can be put into context for themselves.

At any rate, I have found as a librarian and as an auntie, that children are drawn to stories that explore things that are scary. They are trying to process information about fear inside themselves. And scary stories are invigorating, too! This one has just enough drama and suspense, and with a manageable (to humans) "monster"!
Vertokini
I give this book four stars, only because I wish it was longer! It was a very good story, and would have been better if they went into more detail. The story is about some curious mice who want to go the top of the stairs, to the dark, to see the monster who lives up there. It's really cute to see what and who the monster ends up being. This story is very fun for children to read, and the illustrations make you feel part of the story, like you are traveling up the stairs with them. Exeperience the suspense, as you travel with the mice to see the huge, terrifying monster that has been talked about their whole lives!
This is a story about three mice who ask their grandfather to bring them to the dark of the stairs, where they meet a cat and are scared out of their wits.

It's not a bad story, it's just not a great one. Given that the book is oversized (read: hard to shelve), you may be better off just skipping this one.
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