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Summary: Our young narrator has gone trick or treating, and now it's time for bed. As he lays there, he hears noises. Is it a mummy? a ghost? a vampire? a scary spider? or not. Discover Halloween with this picture book for young readers, that also includes games at the end.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 10
Age of Child: Started reading with 6-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: Our daughter loves this book, particularly the pages in the back where she can give the creatures names and then add her own events to the story.
Adult Reader Reaction: We were surprised. We thought this might be a little bit stilted, but it is fun to read ... and to listen to our daughter's tales. We also like the fact that many of her Level 1 sight words comprise the story, making it easy to practice reading.
Pros: This seasonal picture book is great for pre-readers and early readers. The format also encourages listeners to create their own stories.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. This is definitely worth your time, and is perfect for creating special reading memories with the kids.
Educational Themes: The story is really about Halloween, but it is perfect for helping new readers gain confidence with sight words, and all readers/listeners to use their imagination and create their own stories.
Notes: The publisher will donate at least 50% of the profits from this book to improving children's education in Mexico.