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Banned Book Review: Bumps in the Night

January 4, 2006

45. Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard

Reason: a medium holds a séance in the story.

Bumps in the Night is a silly little ghost story staring a cast of silly animal characters. When Dudley the Stork discovers his house is haunted, a séance is proposed to talk to the noisy ghost. Harry Allard is the author of “The Stupids” series, and the same silly and off beat humor applies here. The medium’s name is often mispronounced by the other animals, they get scared when the ghost appears, but quickly make friends with it. There is even a slight poke at the end which would lead one to think that the “medium” may have in fact been a fake. It’s a cute book, with all of the visual puns of “The Stupids” without the name calling. Recommended for ages 5-8.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2012 12:04 pm

    Anyone who bans a book based on a seance hasn’t read the Bible apparently. Saul holds one in Genesis. It always confuses me when fellow Christians are like “That stuff isn’t real!” *suspicious eyebrow raise*


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