This book is perfect for independent reading or read aloud in the classroom! I remember my 2nd grade teacher reading this book to my class and it has always stuck with me since then! I absolutely love how the old lady is walking through the woods and she keeps running in to different obstacles and keeps telling herself that she is not afraid. This is such a fun book to read to your sweet little 1st and 2nd graders around Halloween! Throughout the story the teacher can make noises, and the students can follow. This way you can engage the students into the book and make sure that they are listening and understanding what is going on in the book. They will LOVE IT!!