Saturday, October 29, 2011

Book Review: Happy Halloween!

By: Liesbet Slegers
Published by: Clavis Publishing
Released on: September 1st, 2011
Source: book from publisher to review
Ages: 5 & up
4 Stars: It's A Good Read
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

The fun traditions of Halloween are celebrated in this engaging picture book in which the whole family prepares for the big day. Daddy carves the pumpkin into a scary monster face, while Mommy makes pumpkin soup and pumpkin cakes with the trimmings. Everyone makes scary costumes for the neighborhood Halloween party. After bobbing for apples, the children travel door to door collecting sweets and singing scary songs. When the excitement is over, the makeup and costumes come off, and it is time to crawl into bed, forget about the ghosts and goblins, and dream of next year's celebration. Simple shapes and just the right amount of spooky suspense introduce youngsters to a favorite holiday. -quoted from Goodreads

This is a great story for parents or teachers who are wanting to introduce their kids to the various activities that take place on Halloween. It's fun, informative read with bright, colorful, and simple illustrations. My kids related to this story well, and got really excited when we'd read about some of the things we do. This story is one that could even be read to preschool age kids, as there's nothing scary about this story at all. This is one I'd recommend picking up if you're looking for a clean, fun Halloween read for your kids.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~