I created this scary house last year for the library. I'm sorry that I didn't get close-ups of each set-up. The librarian's idea of a scary house is:
*Where nobody reads (posted behind the hippo with his headsets on)
*Where library books disappear (book is sticking out from underneath the bed)
*Where library books get damaged (a ferocious stuffed dog is chewing up a book)
*Where there's no time to read (next to the clock)
*Where library books are used for everything but reading (books are stacked under the lamp)
I hope to take this idea and create a picture book someday. I could add a chapter on abused books taken from real life where I've found chili stains, tire tracks, sticky candy within the pages of books, along with broken spines, chewed up corners by teething babies, mold growing on them, (insert scream) not to mention the simple torn and marked up pages. And what about those families who think nothing of moving off and abducting the library books! Frightening!