Scary StoriesEmma came to me yesterday wanting to write a scary story. She was frustrated because she had tried to imagine a scary story where the bad guy was a beaver, but, in her words, "Beavers just aren't very scary." I told her that if she were a tree she would feel that beavers were very scary indeed. She conceded that, but still insisted she wanted some help to make up a scary story.
I told her that I would help her by writing down her story. I started her off with "It was a dark and stormy night..." The rest is her doings. She composed two stories and illustrated them herself.
What you see above is a copy of the original manuscripts. Read on if you dare!