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Halloween
     

Halloween

3.8 25
by Jerry Seinfield
 

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So the first time you hear the concept of Halloween when you're a kid, your brain can't even understand it. "What is this? What did you say? Someone's giving out candy? Who's giving out candy? EVERYONE WE KNOW is giving out candy? I gotta be a part of this!" In his first picture book, comedian and bestselling author Jerry Seinfeld captures on the page his hilarious

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So the first time you hear the concept of Halloween when you're a kid, your brain can't even understand it. "What is this? What did you say? Someone's giving out candy? Who's giving out candy? EVERYONE WE KNOW is giving out candy? I gotta be a part of this!" In his first picture book, comedian and bestselling author Jerry Seinfeld captures on the page his hilarious views on 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 night every kid loves. Both kids and adults will eat up Jerry's distinct and unwritten rules of Halloween. Hamilton King award-winning illustrator, James Bennett's outlandish illustrations perfectly depict these unique observations, reminding us why Jerry Seinfeld is still the funniest man alive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781876964191
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
627,297
File size:
279 KB

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Halloween 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave one star to the NOOK version only. BUYER BEWARE! I absolutely LOVE the hardcover version of this book. It is hilarious and my kids love it! I wanted a copy for my Nook but unfortunately when you go to purchase it, you get a totally different book. I contacted B&N and was given a, hesitant, refund. (I honestly think the customer service rep thought I just had a case of buyers remorse!) I thought that they'd either pull the Nook copy or fix the error. Well, I'm checking again today and the "sample" of this book still shows up as another title. So disappointed!! Come on B&N! You're better than this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book,I thought that the illastrations were gresat. And my kids loved it too
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Enjoyable for kids and adults. My kids just love this book and so do I....the illustrations are great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't recommend this books especially not for primary aged children.
MaryMiSC More than 1 year ago
I don't know what I was expecting, but what I ended up with was the same whiney, annoying, self-centered kid that Jerry Seinfeld undoubtedly was. I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, but this book just plain sucked. I never bothered to read it to my kids for fear that they might pick up the idea that that crap might be okay to emulate. Horrible.
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always_fitz More than 1 year ago
I am an elementary school teacher, and I purchased this book because I thought it would be a fun read aloud for my class. When it arrived, I realized that my husband and I got more of a kick out of if than my students would. This story reminded us of what Halloween was like when we were little, wearing your snowsuit under your plastic costume... A plastic mask with an elastic band and slits for the eyes and mouth... I kept this book at home as a "decoration" to pull out each year to share with our friends. Not as kid-friendly as adult-friendly. A fun way to remember being a kid at Halloween.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very funny and brings back memories of my childhood Halloween's. Can't wait to read it to my son!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't have kids, but when I saw that Jerry Seinfeld had written this book, I had to have it. I make a point of reading it at least once every October, to remind myself of the great times I had trick-or-treating as a kid! Although I am (ahem!) a little younger than Jerry, I was amazed at his accurate references to the halloween mask rubber band breaking, the peanuts that no one wanted. This book is perfect for anyone who has ever watched an episode of Seinfeld or has seen Jerry perform on stage!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hilarious!! Kids love it! It is a great book to use when teaching voice in writing. Since I bought this book last year, it has been read every day in school by someone. Any book that can get a reluctant reader to read is a 5 star in my book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended for the 5-8 age group, but I would not recommend it at all for kids that young. I'm a big fan of Jerry, but this book I thought was too obnoxious and uses the word 'stupid' too much in the story line. I truly regretted buying this for my 5 year old son. You should revise the recommended age group for this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. Not only does it pertain to young children, but it can also get some great laughs out of adults.
Guest More than 1 year ago
wow there isn't a book better! I just wanted to get the message out that I love a guy named Steve Rogers. I love you Steve!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
HALLOWEEN by Jerry Seinfeld recalls ANYONE'S experience of trick-or-treating who grew up during the 50's and 60's. The wearing of costumes with cheap masks and the going door-to-door for the NAME CANDY ONLY put me right on the pages of his first children's book. My Halloween memories were brought alive by his narration of the book. The awesome illustrations of James Bennett make you SEE yourself trick-or-treating throughout the old neighborhood. My 5th Grade Class of 10-and 11-year-olds roared with the kind of genuine laughter only kids can laugh as they listened to the accompanying CD! There has GOT to be another illustrated children's book presented by Jerry! MMmmmmmm........Christmas is coming!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
HALLOWEEN by Jerry Seinfeld recalls ANYONE'S experience of trick-or-treating who grew up during the 50's and 60's. The wearing of costumes with cheap masks and the going door-to-door for the NAME CANDY ONLY put me right on the pages of his first children's book. My Halloween memories were brought alive by his narration of the book. The awesome illustrations of James Bennett make you SEE yourself trick-or-treating throughout the old neighborhood. My 5th Grade Class of 10-and 11-year-olds roared with the kind of genuine laughter only kids can laugh as they listened to the accompanying CD! There has GOT to be another illustrated children's book presented by Jerry! MMmmmmmm........Christmas is coming!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
HALLOWEEN is a fun read for every age. From my mom in her 60's, adult men and women at work, and my 3 children ages 9, 10 and 11 they have all laughed thru every page. The trick or treat experience is pretty much same. Though the costume box is gone and candy is now checked (as mine in the 70's was too). By the time you are 8 you get that Halloween is a rush to get to every house and the most candy. Jerry Seinfeld hits the mark on crummy candy vs. good candy. Put the CD in and read along. Just enjoy!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome just so you know it is a segments of stand-up comedy directly from his stand up cd. This was not meant as a children's book. It is very very funny though. I once did this stand-up in a talent show and won.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The trend of children's books written by celebrities is not new. Sometimes the books are well written (Jamie Lee Curtis or Fred Gwynne) and sometimes the books are drivel (Katie Couric or Maria Shriver). The celebrity can be a "non-author" like John Lithgow (good) or Sara Ferguson (bad). Or they can be an "adult author" trying their hand at children's lit - John Updike (good) Danielle Steele (bad). Jerry Seinfeld's book is an example of one that happened with no extra effort on the part of the author. The material has long since been written and someone gets the bright idea that it'll make a good children's book. There are a few times that this has worked. The most recent example (but not the best example) is a nice version of "Say A Little Prayer for You." Years ago Paul Simon's song about the zoo (what was that called...?) became a children's book. It didn't work. Jerry doesn't really need to go to school to learn how to write children's books unless he himself wants to really write some children's books. This particular book meets the criteria nicely for celebrity kiddy lit: adults like the author; adults like the story; the illustrations are outstanding(usually the only thing that saves celebrity kids books). Will this book last? Probably not. But it serves its purpose for now and isn't a completely unpleasant experience. Worth buying if you're a Seinfeld fan or you really feel nostalgic about Halloween. As it's been said many times, you'll enjoy this one more than the kids will.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Obviously I realize and according to your rules, it is totally at your discretion what you choose to print in terms of readers comments et al. But really to print two similar reviews that were submitted after mine is a bit tacky. As I said, the illustrations are great and to be honest, save the book. Jerry Seinfeld's writing skills as a children's storybook teller are just not that well developed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
James Bennett's artwork, represents some of the best in the field. It is colourful, lively and carries that humanistic touch that delights both children and adults. On the other hand Jerry Seinfeld's writing is by comparison limp and lacks any real direction. The list on this book published by Little, Brown, & Company is fair enough. The illustrations are worth it. Jerry Seinfeld should spent part of his time taking a children's writing course. Writing a book, particularly a children's book, must be very careful in developing its modus operanti and sense of purpose.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this in the bookstore and within seconds was laughing out loud! I then purchased it under the excuse that it was "for my son" (he's 10 months old). The humor is classic Seinfeld and the illustrations are great. Anyone who has been Trick-Or-Treating can certainly relate. A great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adored this book! Jerry Seinfeld has always had a way of identifying with his fans and putting real life situations into his "acts". This delightful Halloween story is no different. In this book, we see Jerry Seinfeld as a child, reliving his trick or treating days and mishaps. Although the language and humor is definitely suitable for a child, I think this is a story that adults and older children will relate to best. The illustrations are amazing!