Who Will Haunt My House on Halloween? by Jerry Pallotta, David Biedrzycki |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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Who Will Haunt My House on Halloween?

by Jerry Pallotta, David Biedrzycki
     
 

A spooky and hilarious story from the author and illustrator team of WHO WILL HELP SANTA THIS YEAR? and WHO WILL GUIDE MY SLEIGH TONIGHT?--bestselling author Jerry Pallotta and David Biedrzycki!

It's Halloween night. While a mother is upstairs getting her daughter's costume ready, lots of trick-or-treaters stop by the house--from werewolves, ghosts, and zombies

Overview

A spooky and hilarious story from the author and illustrator team of WHO WILL HELP SANTA THIS YEAR? and WHO WILL GUIDE MY SLEIGH TONIGHT?--bestselling author Jerry Pallotta and David Biedrzycki!

It's Halloween night. While a mother is upstairs getting her daughter's costume ready, lots of trick-or-treaters stop by the house--from werewolves, ghosts, and zombies to witches, bats, dinosaurs, and more! But are they really real?

Jerry Pallotta and David Biedrzycki team up again in this spine-tingling story that's as giggle-inducing as WHO WILL HELP SANTA THIS YEAR? and WHO WILL GUIDE MY SLEIGH TONIGHT?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
The star of this gently spooky tale is a young girl who is anticipating who might "haunt" her house on Halloween night. Her imagination runs away as we see what she envisions in the large colorful illustrations that populate the pages of this book. First, we see her preparing a large dish of treats in the entryway to her house. The open door shows fall leaves and faint-eyed ghosts lurking beyond the moonlit tree. The simple text ("Werewolves might trick-or-treat. They would howl at the moon. Aaah! Ooooooooh!") makes this book accessible to young reader/listeners. The facial expressions of the girl and her cat are perfect reflections of each imagined arrival: pallid fear for zombies, hair-raising shock at bats, open-mouthed grimace for spiders and their webs, dismay at the arrival of a multitude of jack-o-lanterns, wide-eyed respect for an owl, and more. Readers will laugh at her responses to each. For example, the girl questions the arrival of dinosaurs looking for treats ("You're extinct!") and, to the scarecrows and their accompanying crows, shouts "Back off! No birds allowed in this house!" After her mother helps the girl into her own witch costume, neighborhood children arrive at the door dressed as werewolves, dinos, ghosts, owls, bats, and more. On the last page, the girl leads the costume parade in search of treats: "We are on our way to haunt your house. Happy Halloween!" Youngsters will find this a reassuring look at dressing up to go out to collect treats of their own. They are sure to enjoy imagining just what sort of creatures might "haunt" their own houses. Reviewer: Sheilah Egan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439025218
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD160L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's books. His combination of interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations have mesmerized countless children across the United States.

Jerry lives in Massachusetts and is married with four children.

David Biedrzycki is the illustrator of many books for children, including Who Will Help Santa This Year? and Who Will Haunt My House on Halloween? He lives in Boston with his wife, Kathy. They have three children: Justin, Alec and Julia. You can visit him at www.davidbiedrzycki.com.

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