What am I? Halloween

What am I? Halloween

by Anne Margaret Lewis, Tom Mills

For young children, a lift-the-flap look at what makes Halloween special. From a ghost to a pirate, this is a sure hit for little ones as they guess "What Am I?" and lift the flap to find out!


For young children, a lift-the-flap look at what makes Halloween special. From a ghost to a pirate, this is a sure hit for little ones as they guess "What Am I?" and lift the flap to find out!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anne Pechnyo
Halloween is overflowing with different and exciting characters! In this interactive book, young readers are introduced to many of these spooky characters. Lewis constructs her text as a first-person conversation with the reader. This format is sure to engage even the youngest listeners. Each Halloween character is given a two-page spread to reveal themselves through clues and questions. Readers can lift the flap on each spread to find the riddle's answer, an act which will draw in young readers. Mills accompanies each riddle with a fun illustration of that character. The text and illustration are both light and friendly; they will not scare the youngest readers or listeners. This book will serve as a good accompaniment to a preschool or young-elementary Halloween unit. It opens the door for students to write, answer, and illustrate their own Halloween riddles. This is a part of the "My Look and See Holiday Book" series. Reviewer: Anne Pechnyo
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—This book is a series of 11 easy riddles with the answers, each an iconic symbol of the holiday, partially hidden behind a sturdy flap: "I can float through the air/and I like to shout, BOO!/What am I? What could I be?" Readers are likely to guess the answer before the flap is lifted as a portion of the illustration is shown on the riddle page. Once the flap is opened, the complete picture is revealed. "I am a spooky ghost/on Halloween./That's me!" The large, vivid cartoons lend themselves to group sharing. No new ground is covered here, but the book design is pleasing and attractive. Pages are of heavy stock so they should be able to tolerate plenty of handling. This book will be useful with youngsters who are not familiar with American Halloween traditions as well as very young children. A fun, not-too-scary addition.—Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN
Kirkus Reviews

When looking for a simple yet entertaining introduction to Halloween for the very youngest readers, search no further.

Lewis provides descriptive clues such as, "I can float through the air, and I like to shout, BOO!" on the left-hand page. Then, in a larger font on the right-hand page, she voices the refrain, "What am I? What could I be?" Mills reveals enough of the creature in question to ensure a successful guess as young ones open the sturdy fold to see the child-friendly image and confirm their answers: "I am a spooky ghost on Halloween. That's me!" A friendly witch, pumpkin to carve, funny bat, silly scarecrow, hooting owl, happy monster, black cat, dancing skeleton, busy spider and trick-or-treater are all included in this easy interactive guessing game. More adventuresome readers may find the pictures pedestrian or a bit saccharine, but this nonthreatening approach will surely satisfy those who wish to avoid the scary or creepy Halloween offerings that abound.

A solid introduction for toddlers. (Picture book. 2-4)

Product Details

Whitman, Albert & Company
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Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

Anne Margaret Lewis is an award-winning and bestselling author ofmore than ten children's books. She enjoys working with fun fictional characters and carefully weaving important lessons into her stories. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she lives with her husband and four children in northern Michigan.

Tom Mills has over twenty-five years background in art direction, graphic design, and marketing and branding. An award-winning cartoon animator and illustrator, Tom has taught college classes in graphic design and creative thinking, and has been teaching cartoon animation to children for more than fifteen years. He lives in Traverse City, Michigan with his wife.

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