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Title:
Skeleton for dinner
Author:
Cuyler, Margery.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2013.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Big Witch and Little Witch have made stew and want to invite their friends to eat with them, but Skeleton mistakes the guest list for a menu and takes off to warn Ghost and Ghoul, who hide with him in the haunted forest.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 520 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 163844.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 1 Quiz: 61355.
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ISBN:
9780807573983
Format :
Book

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Summary

Big Witch and Little Witch have made stew, and now they want to have their friends for dinner! But when Skeleton mistakes the guest list for a menu, he takes off running, and soon Ghost and Ghoul join him too! But poor Little Witch has no idea there's a misunderstanding. Luckily there's one creature in the haunted forest who can help everyone figure it all out.

This spooky and silly read-aloud is just right for Halloween.


Author Notes

Margery Cuyler has worked in publishing for more than twenty years and is the author of many books for children, including 100th Day Worries and The Bumpy Little Pumpkin. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband, their two sons, and two cats. Her website is www.margerycuyler.com.Will Terry has illustrated more than twenty picture books including The Three Little Gators and Little Rooster's Diamond Button. He teaches illustration part-time at Utah Valley State College, creates ebook apps, and lives in Cedar Hills, Utah, with his wife and three sons. His website is www.willterry.com.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Skeleton misunderstands when he overhears Big Witch tell Little Witch, We must have Skeleton for dinner! Convinced he's on the menu, he runs away, and he warns Ghost and Ghoul that they, too, are in danger. How will Little Witch find them and invite them to enjoy dinner? Cuyler's brief text is lively and filled with sound effects, while Terry's dark, Halloween-themed art is balanced by bright colors and decidedly unspooky characters to reassure young readers and listeners. Youngsters will know that Big Witch and Little Witch just want to invite their friends over for dinner, and they will enjoy seeing Skeleton and the others getting scared because of a mistake. This book is made for reading aloud and will be a great addition to a library's Halloween collection, but it's also a fun title that children will enjoy at any time of the year.--Kan, Kat Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Bathed in a spooky graveyard glow, Big Witch and Little Witch brew a stew and prepare a list of the guests to invite for dinner. What follows is a kind of Halloween version of Chicken Little, as timid Skeleton misunderstands, believing he's an ingredient, not a guest. He dashes off to warn two friends-Ghost, a wispy girl, and Ghoul, who resembles Quasimodo. It's a familiar joke, but Terry's illustrations give the cast of characters distinctive looks and personalities (they almost resemble rubbery toys). Despite the threat of death by cauldron, neither contributor lets things get too frightening as the story works its way to a happy ending for all. Ages 3-5. Author's agent: Tracey Adams, Adams Literary. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-"We must have Skeleton for dinner," says Big Witch to Little Witch as they brew a stew. But what does that mean? While the witches want their friends Skeleton, Ghoul, and Ghost to eat a meal, Skeleton assumes they will be the meal. His subsequent flight, the witches' disappointment, and a linguistic intervention by Crow all lead up to a delicious ending. The lightweight premise and thin plot are occasionally enhanced by lively and lilting language, as in the stew recipe: "shark fins and snake skins, spider silk and centaur's milk, catfish whiskers and banshee blisters." Terry's intensely colored cartoons are childlike and not the least bit scary, even though they effectively convey a Halloween mood. The final scene feels more like a cookout than a spooky gathering. Skeleton for Dinner will be an apt selection during discussions of ghoulish Halloween dining as well as the quirks of the English language.-Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.