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Midnight Fright

by Kathryn Heling, Deborah Hembrook, Hideko Takahashi
     
 

Learning how to tell time is fun and easy with this inventive paperback book. Includes a clock that readers move the hands to match the hour on each page during Halloween night!

It's Halloween and everyone is getting ready for a party. At 1 o'clock children gather in the town square wearing silly costumes. At 4 o'clock cats in bowties start to sing. At 10 o'clock

Overview

Learning how to tell time is fun and easy with this inventive paperback book. Includes a clock that readers move the hands to match the hour on each page during Halloween night!

It's Halloween and everyone is getting ready for a party. At 1 o'clock children gather in the town square wearing silly costumes. At 4 o'clock cats in bowties start to sing. At 10 o'clock children in ghost outfits serve guests!

Learning how to tell time is fun and easy with this inventive paperback book. A die-cut hole in the cover of the book reveals a colorful pretend clock. Readers move the hands of the clock to match the hour on the page. With the excitement of Halloween night as a backdrop, children will enjoy this twist on learning to tell time.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
Use the sturdy plastic hands that are part of the clock on the book's cover to set the time to midnight! This time-teaching title is part of Scholastic's Cartwheel Books imprint. Simple, flat illustrations show numerous children dressed in Halloween costumes engaged in preparing to celebrate Halloween. On each page, the time changes in the Grandfather clock and the illustration matches the rhyme for that particular hour. Because the clock on the cover folds out, readers can match the time on that clock to those in the book, reinforcing the skill of telling time with an analog clock. Various activities are depicted, including setting up hay bales and preparing food, brewing a "lizard stew" (green fruit punch) in a huge cauldron, decorating with spider webs, practicing to be "black cats" (who "yowl, they screech and howl, a fine, feline quartet"), flying bat kites, dressing as mummies and skeletons, playing games, and sharing the goodies at midnight. The children's faces are all very clear in their costumes, so timid children will be reassured that the creatures are just people dressed-up for Halloween. Emergent readers will enjoy practicing their reading skills with the easy-to-read text, and picture clues will help with unfamiliar words like "swoosh" and "goblins." Reviewer: Sheilah Egan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545044448
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
26
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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