A just-right mix of scary
and silly for ages 4 to 9
“Two veteran storyteller-teaching artists—each already an author in her own right—have teamed up to create this ultimate, fun-filled, comprehensive scary story resource—packed to the gills with tales and tips for telling. They’ve covered all the bases, taking into account the developmental levels and varied learning styles of young children to insure maximum enjoyment for children, parents, teach-ers, librarians and caregivers. I love it!”
—Charlotte Blake Alston, storyteller, narrator, librettist, former early childhood educator and student teaching supervisor.
“A must-have for elementary teachers and families, this book will help you discover a variety of tales, tips for telling them, and how to choose the perfect story for children of different ages. These ‘cozy, creepy tales are ready-to-tell or read aloud as soon as you crack the spine.”
—Yvonne Healy, professional storyteller and past president, National Storytelling Network
"With wit & wisdom, these gifted storytellers have written an indispensable book for teachers, librarians, parents, and anyone who enjoys sharing scary stories with children. They present familiar tales with a new twist and give specific tips so even beginning tellers will be able to share the stories effectively. Grounded in many years of storytelling experience and a deep understanding of how children learn, this will be the go-to resource for many years to come.”
—Connie Pottle, storyteller & Youth Services Manager, Delaware County District Library
“Lyn Ford and Sherry Norfolk break down the dos and don’ts, the why fors, and the how comes of telling ghostly stories to the young and eager, but easily terrified audience. If you are looking for some tantalizing, teasing, ticklish, not-so-scary spooky tales to tell to young listeners, then this is a perfect place to start. These charming songs and stories are easy to learn and fun to play with. The helpful tips and resources provided give plenty of support for how to make these gems come to life in a safe and engaging way for young listeners. The notes for each story give excellent advice for adapting your own stories for the ghost story neophyte. I highly recommend Boo-Tickle Tales for anyone looking for stories for the brave, but very young audience.”
—Donna Washington, storyteller
Paperback • $17.95 • 978-1-62491-067-8
176 Pages @ 7” x 10”
Notes and Variant References
E-book • $12.95 • 978-1-62491-068-5
Professional Storytellers, Lyn Ford and Sherry Norfolk, bring decades of experience to this handbook for telling not-so-scary stories to young children. Ford, the author of Affrilachian Tales, Beyond the Briar Patch, and Hot Wind, Boiling Rain: Scary Stories for Strong Hearts, has received the Circle of Excellence Award from her peers. Norfolk, co-editor of Social Studies in the Storytelling Classroom, is a former Chair of the National Storytelling Network and frequently travels to Taiwan telling folktales.