Dragon Halloween Party

Dragon Halloween Party

by Loreen Leedy

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ma Dragon and those 10 rascally little dragons of A Number of Dragons and The Dragon ABC Hunt are throwing a Halloween party. While they prepare for it, readers can use the instructions and get ready for their own festivities. Directions are provided for making king, clown, wizard, super-hero, fortune teller, butterfly, monster, pirate, fairy princess and bumblebee costumese (one for each of Ma's offspring). The dragons also make their own decorationsbat garlands, ghosts, spiders and monstersand they carve their pumpkins (Ma takes care of the knife). Recipes for witch's brew and pumpkin ice cream squares, among others, fill out the list of preparations. The guests arrive, and the party begins. Ma tells scary stories, teaches fun games and shoos everyone home when it gets past the witching hour. Seldom has so much enthusiasm been packed into so few pages. Ma Dragon is exhausted, but Leedy adds one final touchinstructions for making a dragon costume. This is a book to be relished, long after the last popcorn ball has been devoured. (5-8)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 In this activity book/rhyming tale, Ma Dragon and her ten children decide to hold a Halloween party. The dragons prepare costumes, decorations, and treats, and brief instructions in very small print describe the construction of a monster outfit, butterfly wings, a bat garland, a carved pumpkin, etc. The text is bouncy and the illustrations bright and comical. The Scary Halloween Costume Book (Lothrop, 1983) by Carol and James Barkin has better directions for costumes and make-up, and Robyn Supraner's Happy Halloween: Things to Make and Do (Troll, 1981) has more activities and information, but Leedy's book is the most appealing visually. Lorraine Douglas, Winnipeg Public Library, Manitoba, Canada

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Holiday House, Inc.
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5 - 8 Years

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