OverviewThe 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.
Reviews"Charming illustrations and a great layout. . . . From dressing up to making a jack o' lantern to trick-or-treating, Slegers takes the 'scare' out of Halloween and replaces it with excitement and fun. . . . A cheery book that can help dismiss the fears of witches, vampires, and ghosts." —School Library Journal (December 1, 2011)
Author BiographyLiesbet Slegers is a graphic designer, a children's book illustrator, and the author of Guess What I Hear, Guess What I'm Doing, Kevin and Katie, and The Child in the Manger.