Thursday, October 8, 2009

The 13 Days of Halloween

The 13 Days of Halloween by Carol Greene; illustrated by Tim Raglin

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402230966
ISBN-13: 978-1402230967
Everyone knows "The Twelve Days of Christmas," but are you ready for The Thirteen Days of Halloween? In this delightfully offbeat story, a dashing ghoul tries to win his ghostly love's heart with heaps of hilarious gifts ranging from broomsticks and bats to cauldrons and cats! Carol Greene's lively verse is perfectly complemented by Tim Raglin's enchantingly erie illustrations. Children of all ages will love to sing along. The result is a frightfully funny Halloween tale you'll never forget.

The 13 Days of Halloween is hauntingly good fun and a humorous way to celebrate this spooky holiday. Little trick-or-treaters of all ages will enjoy using their imaginations as they tip-toe through this enchanting book, savoring the infectious prose and delightful illustrations.

Children can easily sing the creative lines of poetry to the tune of The 12 Days of Christmas, or it can be read as a standard bedtime book. With Greene's rhyming words and Raglin's child-like drawings, children will enjoy a vulture in a dead tree, two hissing cats, three fat toads, four giggling ghosts and five cooked worms ....

The 13 Days of Halloween is a book your children will beg for over and over again and is sure to become a holiday classic. It has just enough "spook" for older children, but is not too scary for the younger ones. You and your children will never look at Halloween the same way again. This book is perfect for that special child in your life.

1 comment:

L said...

I love books like this! My kids have a well-worn similar version. The pics in it look great. Cooked worms? Fantastic!