Thursday, October 13, 2016

A TEENY TINY HALLOWEEN by Lauren L. Wohl / Book Review

By: Lauren L. Wohl
Illustrated by: Henry Cole
Published by: Persnickety Press
Released on: September 13th, 2016
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Rating: 3 Stars - It's A Good Read
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

It happens every fall. The leaves from the tall trees that surround her house drift down until the teeny tiny woman’s teeny tiny house is buried completely. Inside it’s dark and a teeny tiny bit scary, but the resourceful woman has a plan and a few surprises up her teeny tiny sleeve.

Written to be shared through read-aloud or story-telling, the type face indicates where the teller should be whispering and when suddenly s/he should shout – surprising the listeners, even causing them to jump, which puts this book in the realm of jump-tales, so popular at spooky-story times like Halloween and around the campfire on summer evenings. Short enough for even young children to remember after reading or hearing the story a few times, the book encourages children themselves to tell the tale themselves, making a family tradition.

Former Disney Publishing executive, Lauren L. Wohl, tells an all-new story starring a favorite character from folklore with an autumnal chill and a special treat that brings the book to a perfect-for-Halloween ending. Children will want to return to the teeny tiny house again and again to enjoy Henry Cole’s illustrations that capture the mood and the humor of the tale.

Sure to be a perennial holiday favorite, like The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything," a book that makes the bestseller list every single Halloween!

Another great book to add to your Fall picture book list.  With the Autumn chill in the air, this delightful story is just right for picking up to get into the Halloween spirit. In the middle of a big forest, sits a small house with a teeny tiny women, who lives inside. When the season changes to Fall, and the leaves begin to fall, the women's house is buried in leaves. With no way out of her house, this clever women knows the best way to lure help to her house. And that may involve a treat.....

Great for young readers, this book features simple illustrations created in fall colors that are perfect for capturing young reader's attentions. With it's simple wording, this book is sure to hold even the shortest of attention spans. The child minded spooky mystery is just perfect for kids. It's not scary, but it's just enough to keep readers invested in the story to find out what happens.

With a similar feel to The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, I think this book would make a great addition to any Halloween picture book reading list. 
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.
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