Shake Dem Halloween Bones

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It's Halloween night. The city is quiet. The city is still. But as the lights go down, the music comes up - and the guests start to arrive at the hip-hop Halloween ball! And oh, what a party it is. Told in hip-hop rhyming text, L'il Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Tom Thumb, and all of their fairy-tale friends come together for a rapping, stomping, shaking Halloween romp. Scoo-bee-doo-bee-doo-wah. Yeah!

A rhythmic tale about different updated fairy tale characters who ...

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Overview


It's Halloween night. The city is quiet. The city is still. But as the lights go down, the music comes up - and the guests start to arrive at the hip-hop Halloween ball! And oh, what a party it is. Told in hip-hop rhyming text, L'il Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Tom Thumb, and all of their fairy-tale friends come together for a rapping, stomping, shaking Halloween romp. Scoo-bee-doo-bee-doo-wah. Yeah!

A rhythmic tale about different updated fairy tale characters who attend a hip-hop Halloween ball.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a book for group sharing and joining in. Children will sing and dance and chant the refrain as they shake their bones with the hip-hop rhyming words and swirling pictures." Booklist, ALA

“The rhythm is infectious. . . . This should keep the storytime set jiggling to the last scoo-bee-doo-bee-doo-wah. Yeah!” Horn Book

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618070343
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 426,839
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.06 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author


At the age of nineteen, Mike Reed won a piano competition and was chosen to play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 with the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra. Currently a freelance illustrator, he lives in Minnesota.
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It’s Halloween night.
The city is quiet.
The city is still.
But as the lights go down, the music comes up — and the guests start to arrive at the hip-hop Halloween ball!

Text Copyright © 1997 by W. Nikola-Lisa Illustrations Copyright © 1997 by Mike Reed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2004

    Halloween Favorite

    I am a mother of two young children as well as a preschool teacher and I really enjoy reading this book. The first time I read this book to my children I had to pause several times for them to stop laughing. The rhythm of the book adds to the joy. It is always the first thing out of the halloween box each year.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Highly Recommended-both you and your children will love this book

    This book has become both mine and my children's new favorite Halloween book. My kids love it so much that its a must read every night. We end up signing the song in the car and around the house because it so catchy and fun. I am so glad that I bought this book and look forward to reading it each Halloween.

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