By the Light of the Halloween Moon

July 2, 2013 - Comment

In this “catchy, lilting cumulative tale with glorious comical/scary illustrations” (Kirkus Reviews), a little girl’s toe taps a tune as her legs dangle from a footbridge that has all sorts of creatures hidden underneath. There are cats and witches, bats and ghosts. With lots of repetition, a rhythmic, bouncy text, and imaginative illustrations, this Halloween

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In this “catchy, lilting cumulative tale with glorious comical/scary illustrations” (Kirkus Reviews), a little girl’s toe taps a tune as her legs dangle from a footbridge that has all sorts of creatures hidden underneath. There are cats and witches, bats and ghosts. With lots of repetition, a rhythmic, bouncy text, and imaginative illustrations, this Halloween title is sure to tickle your bones — your funny bones, that is! And for the first time in over a decade, this Halloween gem is back in print.

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Terrie says:

Watch Out! If the Bat Doesn’t Get You, the Ghoul Might! This is a cumulative rhyming story that begins with a child’s pair of bare feet dangling peacefully over the side of a bridge in the silvery moonlight of a Halloween night. One by one, various creatures of the night reach forward to grab one of the little, unsuspecting toes, but each attempt, in turn, is botched by the next creature. Black cats, bats, witches, ghouls and other spooky folk take a crack at the toe and the suspense keeps building in a delightfully fun and entertaining way. The…

Chris's Daddy says:

Great spook story Like most 4 year olds, my son loves scary stories. Just as typically, he freaks out if the scary stories turn out to be, well, scary. This is a perfect scary-but-not-really story that’s been our number one bedtime read for several months now. The cumulative (every page repeats the previous page and adds a line) poetic structure does a lot to hold his interest, as do the wonderfully goofy pictures. Lots of fun.

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