Spike at Halloween

Spike at Halloween

by Gail Herman, Cristina Ong

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Children's Literature
Spike is a dinosaur who is having a hard time deciding what to be for Halloween. He gathers colored paper for each potential costume that captures his imagination�red for a stop sign, green so he could be a tree, orange when his mother brings him an orange. Finally he decides to be a rainbow. A second story in the same book has Spike ready to decorate a jack-o-lantern, but the pumpkin keeps getting damaged when Spike drops it or whacks it with his tail. Finally he just makes pumpkin pie. There's a "make lemonade when you've been given a lemon" moral here, but nothing special to hold a new reader's interest. By the time they are able to read the text, children will know their colors and be interested in much flashier costumes than being a tree or an orange. The softly colored, illustrations are warm and friendly but there is a lack of variety in both the colors and character expressions. 2002, Grosset & Dunlap,
— Karen Leggett

Product Details

Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
First Friends Series
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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