31 Days of Halloween: Day 19 Eve Bunting, Jan Brett ‘Scary, Scary Halloween’
This one may be aimed at a younger audience, but it’s a special piece of work that even us older folks can really get behind. In fact, this one plays out more like a special moment you want to hang on to forever than a simple reading experience. It comes with a slick CD. If it suits you, you can let the story take you away while eerie sound effects and chilling illustrations take the terror to new heights.
You can order the book right here. Check out the cover and synopsis below!
Synopsis: Two green eyes shine in the night sky and someone whispers, “I peer outside, there’s something there/ that makes me shiver, spikes my hair./ It must be Halloween.” As the unnamed narrator looks on, a skeleton, a ghost, a vampire, a werewolf, witches, goblins, gremlins, a devil and a mummy pass by. The monsters are in fact children dressed up in Halloween costumes, but Brett’s pictures are deliciously scary. They strike a perfect balance between the children’s costumes and their imaginary personae, drawing readers into a make-believe world. When the children go indoors, the narrator and his friendsa gang of adventurous pussycatsstalk the streets to prowl till dawn. Luminescent colors glow eerily in the darkened neighborhood; this holiday poem possesses all the atmosphere of the spookiest Halloween.
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