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Children's LiteratureCreepy crawly creatures and a giant pumpkin fit right in with the season. Without any fiddling with the original rhymes, Smath has illustrated them with a Halloween theme. There is a carved jack o' lantern next to Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater; children in costume watch the eensie-weensie spider as he comes out the water spout; trick-or-treaters are at Mother Goose's door as the mouse runs down the clock and across the floor; the three blind mice are seen running through an apple orchard; and a witch is baking a special cake for her bat. Each page has its own touch of glitter that will attract the attention of the youngest listeners. Preschoolers will enjoy the details in the pages, the humorous touches and the facial expressions. Since so many children today do not know the traditional nursery rhymes, here is a new perspective in which to present a few. 2004, Cartwheel Books/ Scholastic, Ages 2 to 5.