Spooky Pookie

Spooky Pookie

by Sandra Boynton
     
 
It’s Halloween! What will little Pookie decide to be this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can’t find just the right thing. The resolution to Pookie’s dilemma will delight toddlers and their caregivers alike. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton’s celebrated charm and pizzazz, Spooky Pookie has all the makings

Overview

It’s Halloween! What will little Pookie decide to be this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can’t find just the right thing. The resolution to Pookie’s dilemma will delight toddlers and their caregivers alike. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton’s celebrated charm and pizzazz, Spooky Pookie has all the makings of a beloved Halloween classic. Boo!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/27/2015
Boynton’s Little Pookie is celebrating Halloween, and picking a costume is proving difficult. Lively rhymes list off the options Mom offers (“A clown would be funny./ A pumpkin is cute./ You would make a fine bunny/ in the white bunny suit”) as Little Pookie raids the costume chest. The final selection—a classic white-sheet ghost outfit—proves frightening enough to scare Mom, so it’s the clear winner. It’s a fun Halloween diversion that should easily please Little Pookie’s (and Boynton’s) many devotees. Up to age 3. (July)
Kirkus Reviews
2015-07-27
One of Boynton's signature characters celebrates Halloween.It's Halloween time, and Pookie the pig is delighted. Mom helps the little porker pick out the perfect Halloween costume, a process that spans the entire board book. Using an abcb rhyme scheme, Boynton dresses Pookie in a series of cheerful costumes, including a dragon, a bunny, and even a caped superhero. Pookie eventually settles on the holiday classic, a ghost, by way of a bedsheet. Boynton sprinkles in amusing asides to her stanzas as Pookie offers costume commentary ("It's itchy"; "It's hot"; "I feel silly"). Little readers will enjoy the notion of transforming themselves with their own Halloween costumes while reading this book, and a few parents may get some ideas as well. Boynton's clean, sharp illustrations are as good as ever. This is Pookie's first holiday title, but readers will surely welcome more. A pleasant holiday spent with a perfectly charming character. (Board book. 1-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553512335
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/07/2015
Pages:
18
Sales rank:
1,133
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD120L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

SANDRA BOYNTON is the beloved author and illustrator of over fifty books, with more than 30 million of them in print. Since 1975, her well-known greeting cards have sold more than 300 million copies, “mostly to family and friends,” she says. She was the recipient of the 2008 Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Cartoonists Society’s highest honor. Boynton is also a Grammy-nominated record producer and songwriter. Sandra lives, works, and goofs off in the foothills of the Berkshires.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
"Somewhere in rural Connecticut"
Date of Birth:
April 3, 1953
Place of Birth:
Orange, New Jersey
Education:
B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School

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