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The Halloween Kid

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by Rhode Montijo
     
 

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From the illustrator of the Melvin Beederman, SUPERHERO series comes a story about a masked hero and his trusty steed. Together they save Halloween from ruthless toilet paper–tossing mummies and pumpkin-sucking vampires.

No siree, Halloween won’t be canceled anytime soon, not while the Halloween Kid’s around. With a rootin’

Overview

From the illustrator of the Melvin Beederman, SUPERHERO series comes a story about a masked hero and his trusty steed. Together they save Halloween from ruthless toilet paper–tossing mummies and pumpkin-sucking vampires.

No siree, Halloween won’t be canceled anytime soon, not while the Halloween Kid’s around. With a rootin’ tootin’ Halloween monster–shootin’ text and retro-modern illustrations, The Halloween Kid will lasso in readers both young and old. Because who doesn’t love a hero who defends the right to trick or treat? Yee-Ha-lloween!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
When Halloween tricks get out of hand, it's time to call the Halloween Kid, a cowboy bandit with a black mask and flying hobbyhorse. Every year, he fearlessly wrangles "pumpkin-suckin' vampires" and tickles "leaf-pile ghosts," but when goblins run amok, he may have met his match. Grainy vintage-style illustrations in mustard and orange evoke autumnal nostalgia, with a nod to old westerns: " ‘Y'all keep trick-or-treatin' now, ya hear?' and with a wink, he rode into the moonlit sky." Ages 3–6. (Aug.)
From the Publisher
"Goody-stealing goblins, watch out: A stick-horse-riding do-gooder is comin' to the rescue of beleaguered trick-or-treaters, wielding catchphrases as skillfully as he does his lasso." - Time Out New York Kids, October 2010
Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Whenever the fun of trick or treat is threatened on Halloween, there is only one person to call on to save the night: the Halloween Kid. Swooping to the rescue on his trusty stick horse, the Halloween Kid saves the night from any foe, whether it is Toilet Paper Mummies, Pumpkin-Suckin' Vampires or adults who give out healthy treats instead of candy. But then came one night when the Halloween Kid was nowhere to be found when the Goodie Goblins rode into town. Who will save the day if the Halloween Kid does not show up? Montijo has written a delightfully charming book accompanied by equally delightful illustrations. Every holiday should have a hero like the Halloween Kid. The villains of the tale are typical ghouls and monsters associated with Halloween and the Halloween Kid, naturally, is a masked cowboy riding to a stick horse that manages to help save the day in the end. The illustrations are predominately orange and black and display a charm that will appeal to children and adults alike. Reviewer: Danielle Williams
School Library Journal
Gr 2—"YEE-HA-LLOWEEN!" is the battle cry of the Halloween Kid, who rides his stick horse into suburban anytown USA and rids the place of all manner of Halloween-hatin' varmints. Text written in cowboy lingo enhances the rootin' tootin' fun as the Halloween Kid lassos toilet-paper mummies, leaf-pile ghosts, and the Giant Miami Werewolf. When the Kid meets his match in the greedy Goodie Goblins, the local children rescue him for a change, bringing the tale to a sweet and satisfying conclusion. This rollicking story projects a delightfully retro style and sensibility, aided by black, white, and orange brush-and-ink illustrations reminiscent of cartoons from the Eisenhower era. A treat for storytime as well as for independent reading and a must for Halloween picture-book collections.—Amy Rowland, Shelter Rock Elementary School, Manhasset, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416935759
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Rhonde Montijo received his BFA in illustration from california College of Arts and Crafts in 1995. While one of his passions lies in creating comic books, Cloud Boy, his first picture book, markedthe fulfillment of a longtime dream of his — to create children's books. Rhode lives in Oakland, California.

Rhonde Montijo received his BFA in illustration from california College of Arts and Crafts in 1995. While one of his passions lies in creating comic books, Cloud Boy, his first picture book, markedthe fulfillment of a longtime dream of his — to create children's books. Rhode lives in Oakland, California.

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