Boogeyman Blues acknowledges the terrifying fears of childhood, then with rhyming text and wonderful pictures, Maier and McClatchie [M&M] banish the nightmares of children with great humor and imagination. Would you believe that this bright tale wants us to consider the sorrowful plight of the poor boogeyman who may be entirely misunderstood! The author and illustrator expose the boogeyman as being utterly conflicted about his role as a scare-monger! We come to know his weaknesses and fears, and we are told he only acts out because he just doesn’t know how to have real fun!
Watch how this problem is fixed with rhyme, resolve, and ‘rap’.