By The Light Of The Halloween Moon

By The Light Of The Halloween Moon

by Caroline Stutson, Kevin Hawkes
     
 
In the dead of night, they gather under an old wooden bridge - a spying cat, a watchful witch, a hobgoblin sprite, and their scary companions. But on the bridge sits a brave young girl who'd rather play a trick than be gobbled up as a treat! This giant Halloween favorite is perfect for classroom sharing.

Overview

In the dead of night, they gather under an old wooden bridge - a spying cat, a watchful witch, a hobgoblin sprite, and their scary companions. But on the bridge sits a brave young girl who'd rather play a trick than be gobbled up as a treat! This giant Halloween favorite is perfect for classroom sharing.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Stutson's book is perfect for four to six year olds who like to hear about ghosts and witches, but who also needs a funny twist-to give them a laugh rather than a spine-tingle. There are lots of traditional Halloween characters, but the pictures are silly, the characters do crazy things, and there are lots of parts to repeat.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-A cumulative tale in which a series of beasties and ghoulies threaten to nibble at a child's toes. These scary creatures run the gamut from the familiar bat and witch to the lesser-known ghoul and sprite. They emerge from tomb and darkness to pinch, grab, or bite the legs that are pictured dangling over the edge of the bridge. The pileup of menacing monsters and the close calls build tension until the complete picture of a self-assured little girl appears. Her fully capitalized expression of proprietary rights will assure readers that she knows how to take care of herself. The final scene, in which she fiddles a Halloween tune for the dancing monsters, creates a comic resolution, making the night a time of fun as well as near-terror. While the edges of the illustrations are sometimes fuzzy, the opaque jewel tones and the details of costume and expression make the ghosts anything but remote. A great nighttime party for all year round.- Ruth K. MacDonald, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688120467
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
20
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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