Wednesday, October 30, 2019

SCOUT AND ELLIE: Our Haunted House by Heather Leigh

  • Scout and Ellie: Our Haunted House

  • by Heather Leigh
  • File Size: 563 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Publication Date: April 26, 2016

Scout has a circus for a family, and an elephant living in his backyard. Ellie has her own cottage, convertible car, and a way of stampeding chaotic fun into every thing she does.

Ellie is such a crazy creature, she even laughs her way through Haunted Halloween Houses. Sheesh, as if she isn't already a menace to be around, now she wants to turn the family house into a place of horror.

Scout has to hide his fear of undead creatures, and howling monsters by helping with the family Haunted House. Once again, he is being corralled into assisting Ellie in her quest for wild merriment and dangerous laughter.

The Scout and Ellie series is meant for seven to nine year olds who are into laughing. In the background are friends, family, and imagination. The author is truly concerned that kids may grow up wanting to have as much joy as Ellie does every day.


While Ellie managed to have fun throughout the entire book, Scout did not. Since that is pretty accurate for how children often feel, I guess this book was well written. It was not my favorite however, It always makes me feel bad when anyone feels left out or their feelings get hurt. The question is how can that all be resolved as they do and there is a HEA/HFN at the end. This book is a great choice for those who are learning to read, roughly ages 7 to 9 with a good sense of humor.

As it was an audiobook, I take Samuel Deeter's performance into account as well. He did a good job of keeping the story clear and understandable while separating the character's voices and making them interesting. I would certainly listen to his narration again.

Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Performance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I was given this free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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