Cover image for Here they come
Title:
Here they come
Author:
Costello, David.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged), : illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
When a group of frightening creatures holds a Halloween party in the woods, some costumed children give them a scare.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 110257.
ISBN:
9780374330514
Format :
Book

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Summary

Two young monsters learn the joys of a good scare Here come some warlocks, here come the ghosts, Here come the witches, greeting the hosts, Then it's a scarecrow with corn for the cookout, Along with an owl who will keep a keen lookout . . . As seen through the eyes of two excited green youngsters, a steady parade of guests arrives for the annual Halloween party in the woods. Once the festivities are in full swing, and the various creatures are treating one another to some good scary moments, an alarm is called: "Here come the scariest creatures of all!" And in a clever wordless sequence, the monsters scatter to hide from . . . the approaching group of terrifying human children! In his charming debut as author and illustrator, David Costello captures all the fun of the holiday in his glowing watercolors.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Costello's debut takes place on Halloween, when hobgoblins, trolls and a drumlike "thing that goes bump in the night" gather in the forest for a bonfire. The narrator, a green imp who resembles a bipedal iguana, feels nervous, but "Mom says, `You children are in for a treat./ A good scare can knock you right flat off your feet.' " The little reptile relaxes as the bizarre guests arrive, and stands on tiptoe to see the snacks they bring: "An ogre comes strolling with cinnamon rolls" and a scowling, slime-green "marsh monster" totes a basket of "marshmallows, of course." But when a ghost rises to share a scary tale, it suddenly gives "the call:/ Here come the scariest creatures of all!" In four wordless spreads that accentuate the suspenseful build-up, the panicked monsters run for cover and hide breathlessly behind rocks and trees: a parade of costumed humans strolls through the forest, terrifying the creepy creatures. The design otherwise unfortunately underserves the childlike watercolors. Costello demonstrates good comic timing and his sympathetic main character exudes holiday excitement. Ages 3-6. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-As green goblins gather in the woods for their annual Halloween party, readers get a glimpse of their world. The spine-chilling array of ghoulish guests is all smiles and the creatures' behavior seems, well, a lot like children getting ready to have fun. They are looking for a good fright, and think they are getting one when a ghost tells shivery tales. But then an owl announces the approach of "the scariest creatures of all," sending the partyers into hiding. Will listeners predict that the new arrivals are trick-or-treaters? Children will be drawn to the skillful use of color and charmed by the details Costello provides. The use of perspective creates an alternating sense of safety and intimacy, scariness and comfort. As the story builds to its climax, a page may have as many as four pictures. From the delightful cover through the charming rhyming text and enchanting illustrations, readers will be grabbed, teased, and tickled by this appealing tale.-Mary Hazelton, Warren Community School, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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