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Title:
Halloween night : twenty-one spooktacular poems
Author:
Ghigna, Charles.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Philadelphia, Pa. : Running Press Kids, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
Summary:
Tales of vicious, wild monster pets, a fearless two-headed ghoul, and the spooky, scary dictionary will get the whole family into the haunted holiday spirit!
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780762415526
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This collection of 21 silly, funny, just slightly scary poems about witches, monsters, pumpkins, gargoyles, and trick-or-treating will elicit delighted giggles from children aged 4 to 8 who are just beginning to discover the traditions and lore of Halloween. With such titles as "I'm Not Afraid," "Witch Way," "Sick or Treat," and "What to Wear on Halloween?" it's destined to become a read-aloud favorite.


Author Notes

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) is the author of more than thirty books of poetry for children and adults including the award-winning Animal Trunk: Silly Poems to Read Aloud, Animal Tracks: Wild Poems for All Ages , and Christmas is Coming! Charles lives in Homewood, Alabama, with his wife, Debra, and son, Chip. Adam McCauley has illustrated books for Jon Scieszka's popular intermediate series, the Time Warp Trio books. His picture books include The Lima Bean Monster by Dan Yaccarino, Martin MacGregor's Snowman by Lisa Broadie Cook, and My Friend Chicken , which he both wrote and illustrated. He lives in San Francisco.


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Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 2. Cats and bats and witches' hats! Ghingna's latest offering celebrates all things associated with the happy, haunted night. Upbeat, bouncy rhymes describe familiar experiences--selecting a pumpkin, telling ghost stories, taking a younger sibling on trick-or-treat rounds--as well as more fantastical scenarios, such as choosing a Monster Pet. Ghingna's consistent rhythm and beat emphasizes the silly scenarios that will generate laughs, especially among Halloween veterans who may recognize their own past mishaps: The year I dressed up as a clown / my silly nose kept falling down. McCauley's graphic, bold illustrations, in acid green, purple, orange, and black, are occasionally crowded and indistinct, but little ones will still enjoy the playful rendering of creatures that are more silly than scary. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Ghigna's (Animal Trunk) somewhat attenuated, workmanlike poetry collection takes aim at grown-ups, siblings and bedtime fears. One costume-seeker laments, "I've searched through stores all over town/ For one old scary ghoul,/ But none have masks that look just like/ Our principal at school." Another child stays up late: "A shadow drifted down the stairs/ Appearing pale and calm,/ But when it shouted, `Go to bed!'/ I knew it was my mom." McCauley (The Lima Bean Monster) accents his high-contrast black-and-white illustrations with jolts of purple, orange and green, but like the sing-song stanzas-and despite the arresting jacket art-the stylized designs within lack convincing energy. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved