Halloween

Halloween

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by Jerry Seinfeld, James Bennett
     
 

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"The first time you hear the concept of Halloween when you're a kid, your brain cannot even process the idea. You're like, 'What is this? What did you say? Someone's giving out candy? Who's giving out candy? EVERYONE WE KNOW is just giving out candy? I gotta be a part of this!'"

In his first picture book, comedian and bestselling author Jerry Seinfeld takes

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"The first time you hear the concept of Halloween when you're a kid, your brain cannot even process the idea. You're like, 'What is this? What did you say? Someone's giving out candy? Who's giving out candy? EVERYONE WE KNOW is just giving out candy? I gotta be a part of this!'"

In his first picture book, comedian and bestselling author Jerry Seinfeld takes readers on a wild ride through his hilarious vision of Halloween. From Superman costumes that look like pajamas to the agony of getting bad trick or treat candy, Seinfeld's tale resonates with vivid experiences of a day every kid loves.

Author Biography: Jerry Seinfeld is an award-winning comedian, writer and actor. His first book was the New York Times bestselling Seinlanguage. He resides in New York City with his wife and their young daughter. Award winning James Bennett has illustrated for many major publications, including Time, Sports Illustrated, Business Week, and Mad Magazine. He lives and works in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316706254
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
08/20/2002
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jerry Seinfeld, the Emmy award-winning comedian, writer and actor, starred for nine years in Seinfeld, one of the most acclaimed sitcoms of all time. He is the author of a previous #1 bestselling book for adults, Seinlanguage, and a one-man HBO special, "I'm Telling You For the Last Time." He resides in New York with his wife, Jessica, and three children.

James Bennett has illustrated for many major publications, including Time, Sports Illustrated, Business Week, and Mad Magazine. Last year he received the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators for Best Illustration of the Year. He lives and works in Bucks County, with his wife, Susan, and their two young boys, Steven and Brett.

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