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Author: Linda Williams

Illustrator: Megan Lloyd

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers,

Material: paperback

Summary: A scary Halloween story about a little old lady who is followed home by various "haunted" bits of clothing. This is a humorous picture book for Halloween.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 7; read yourself: 9 to 12

Interest Level: 4 to 8

Reading Level: 3.5

Age of Child: Read with 2 year-old and 5-year old children.

Young Reader Reaction: They like repeating the sounds the various clothes make as they follow the little old lady on her walk home: two shoes go CLOMP CLOMP, one pair of pants go WIGGLE WIGGLE, one shirt goes SHAKE SHAKE, etc.

Adult Reader Reaction: Pretty good story, and fund. The little old lady stands up to the spooky clothes and eventually puts them to her use as her new scarecrow.

Pros: Fun story. Just spooky enough to set the mood…without causing nightmares.

Cons: If your child is very impressionable, it runs the risk of inducing bad dreams.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. If it turns into a hit, it can outlast Halloween, but it might not.

If You Liked This Book, Try: DON'T BE AFRAID LITTLE BEAR (SECRET SLIDING BOOKS)   WINNIE THE POOH & HIS FRIENDS (SET OF 4 BOARD BOOKS: Roo's Big Adventure, Blackberry Surprise, A Reel Fishy Story, Nightime Mystery )   MICKEY AND FRIENDS HAUNTED HALLOWEEN

Educational Themes: A nice book for showing fearlessness and resourcefulness. A good one for--and gauging reactions to--scary stories.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, Halloween, rhyme

Date(s) Reviewed: January 2004

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