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This is an enjoyable, but not scary addition to a Halloween collection.
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"Author Rebecca Dickinson clearly had fun giving the classic children's song Over in the Meadow a Halloween makeover, while S. Britt's illustrations burst with wild action and color."
"...enough ghoulish creatures to satisfy even the most diehard Halloween fans."
Posted October 9, 2010
Now we are BIG into Halloween at this house (boys, 3 and 4) and this is a delightful picture book with all your Halloween favorites: mummies, vampires, bats, ghosts, and more. (Score 1) The illustrations are cute but not sugary sweet. They are detailed and give us much to talk about.(Score 2) (We even get in some math lessons as they count 1 spider, 2 mummies, 3 owls,... all the way to spooky 13 ghosts! -- Score 3) The verse is a Halloween adaptation to the song "Over in the Meadow." Since they already know the melody, they were able to pick up the words very quickly. In fact, both have already memorized the words and read this back to me. (Score 4) Finally, we love music around here and I love hearing the boys singing this book as they go about their day. (Score 5) It is the first book they pick up in the morning and the last to put down at night. And if we forget to take it with us, we know it by heart!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 24, 2010
The artwork is fun and bright. The images are very "kid friendly" and carry a fun, creepy halloween feeling at the same time, lots of bright colors and smiling faces on traditionaly scary subjects. the story, such as it is seems rather pointless, the verse is forced and not very elegant. I would only suggest it to very young children for the artwork alone. This is the kind of artwork anyone would love to decorate their house, or in my case, my apartment with on halloween.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 16, 2009
What a wonderful book! The illustrations are truly extraordinary--rich colors and a fantastic amount of detail to keep one's eyes busy. Each little character is infused with such personality and charm, and so far my nephew has gotten a kick out of me reading and imitating along to the pictures. Really some of the most enjoyable monsters (ghosts and creatures) I've seen, and it is a delight to turn the page and pick out a favorite every time. And what a perfect way to get the little ones prepared to start counting their treats come Halloween!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 6, 2009
A great book for young and old! The illustrations are BEYOND amazing! Richly colored and full of funny details to discover. If you like looking at good things and hate being bored then you best order this book with speedy shipping! Or slap on your jetpants and whoosh on over to see your nearest bookseller! Don't forget your helmet!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.