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Monster Parade
     

Monster Parade

by Shana Corey, Will Terry (Illustrator)
 

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Halloween is here! It’s time for all the neighborhood children to put on their costumes, march in a Halloween parade, have fun at a party, and head out for some trick-or-treating. This exuberantly rhymed celebration of Halloween includes two sheets of stickers.

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Halloween is here! It’s time for all the neighborhood children to put on their costumes, march in a Halloween parade, have fun at a party, and head out for some trick-or-treating. This exuberantly rhymed celebration of Halloween includes two sheets of stickers.

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Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
A Halloween story in rhyme, this book is a part of Step Two in the "Step-into-Reading" series. This level in reading is for children "who recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help." It is Halloween and the children all dress up as monsters to go out to collect their treats. An array of illustrations in rich fall colors shows the various monsters as they go door to door. A series of adjectives such as "furry and fluffy" describe the monsters, and then their actions are described as "munching and crunching." The words are fun and the sentences are short. After they fill their bags, one of the monsters falls asleep. They all try to stay awake but "Now the moon is high and bright. Monsters start to say good night." They wave goodbye to their friends and are tucked into bed. Children will enjoy reading the bouncy rhymes and will like the illustrations of the cute monsters. Two sticker sheets with Halloween pictures are included. Reviewer: Vicki Foote
Kirkus Reviews
Simple rhymes celebrate Halloween in solid, easy-to-read fashion: "Monsters munching, / monsters crunching, / monsters chomping, / monsters stomping!" Corey's monsters disport themselves happily till, one by one, the little monsters get sleepy and bid Halloween goodnight. Corey's text is merely serviceable, but Terry's illustrations more than compensate. His costumed kids transform from ordinary children to marvelously bulbous, outlandish creatures in psychedelic colors and with gorgeously bug-eyed faces. They walk down the darkening streets, plastic trick-or-treat pumpkins dangling from improbably protruding childish hands, not so much kids wearing costumes as the real deal-nary a witch nor a superhero among them-in a validation of the transformative power of the day. A happy change of pace for beginning readers. (Early reader. 5-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375856389
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 2 Book
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
617,249
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
330L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Shana Corey is the author of many books for children. She lives in Brooklyn.

Will Terry has illustrated numerous books for children. He lives in Cedar Hills, Utah.

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