The House of Madame M
In The House of Madame M, we explore a strange house: hallway, living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Each room is full of surprises to make even the bravest shiver. Are we in the house of an ogre? A witch? Something else altogether?
This large-format, lift-the-flaps visit to Madame M’s brings the thrill of finding what lurks in the wardrobe, behind the door, tucked under the furniture. Full of humor and detail, it will mesmerize readers of all ages.
What I loved: The interactive elements and large size of this book are delightful. This would be great for middle grade readers who enjoy Halloween and don't mind picking up a (kind of) picture book. There are so many things to explore on each page that this could keep children busy for a while. The idea of touching being forbidden with so much clearly made for touching adds some delight to the exploration.
What left me wanting more: Not so much problematic as just a warning, but this book is very creepy with skeletons and decomposing things in the compost bin and all sorts of creepy-crawlies. For this reason, the book may be better for older readers who are just beginning to explore things along the "horror" genre lines.
Final verdict: Great for older readers who enjoy the macabre, THE HOUSE OF MADAME M is an unique and interactive exploration through a haunted house.