As everyone knows, Halloween is a time for costumes and trick-or-treating, but what do kids really think about the holiday? Comedian and author Jerry Seinfeld knows exactly, and he's given us this hilarious picture book that's a true Halloween treat.
Reminiscent of his stand-up comedy act, Jerry has it all figured out: the real motives behind trick-or-treating, the agony and ecstasy of Halloween costumes, and the obstacles that kids face when they knock on doors for candy. Basically, children are just candy machines, and there's no getting in the way of it: "All I ate when I was a kid was candy. Family, friends, school -- they were just obstacles in the way of getting more candy." Yet unfortunately, to satisfy their sweet-tooth cravings, kids must cope with store-bought costumes (loose and flowy, with that flimsy little ribbon string in the back, and don't forget the rubber-band mask), cold-weather coats, and time-wasting candy givers. It's an ordeal every year, but the results are spectacular, with a bowl full of treats and the super will-power to get through it all.
With his on-target insight into children and Halloween, Seinfeld delivers a surefire holiday winner. Just right for anyone who's donned a costume in search of sweets, this sidesplitting book will have adults and children nodding their heads and forever remembering Halloween for the candy jamboree that it truly is. Award-winning illustrator James Bennett perfectly matches the comedian's humor with his animated and observant images of little Jerry, capturing Seinfeld's expressions and adding more laugh-out-loud details. A Halloween must-have. Matt Warner