Halloween Night

Summary:

In a house filled with ghouls, witches, and monsters, everyone is busy getting ready for the big night. Yes, there are the trick-or-treaters, but the highlight is the monster ball.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

A fast-moving story, pumpkins, ghouls, shrieks, and wonderful illustrations make this a fun story to share for Halloween.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

We read this every night for two weeks up to Halloween and even a few times after. It didn't take long for our daughter catch on the the words and start reading herself.

Parent Reaction

As knockoffs go, this was a pretty good twist on the "Twas the night before" theme. The illustrations are wonderful, with just enough ghoul to be Halloween, but not so scary that they scare the intended audience. I loved the twist at the end.

Type of Book:
This picture book uses the cadence of Twas the Night Before Christmas to tell its ghoulish story.
Educational Themes:

This is a seasonal story for sharing.

Reading Level:
3.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 6-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a great book, and you'll probably read it a couple years in a row, but because it's seasonal book, it has a very short shelf life.

Title Halloween Night
Author Marjorie Dennis Murray
Publisher Greenwillow Books, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
Illustrators Brandon Dorman
ISBN 9780061351860
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Halloween, Rhyme
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