Friday, October 26, 2012

Children's Book Review: The 13 Nights of Halloween

The 13 Nights Of Halloween

The 13 Nights of Halloween
Written and illustrated by:  Rebecca Dickinson
Published by:  Scholastic Inc., 1996

A rhyming Halloween story follows a shy goblin boy who gives his sweetheart a special present on each of the thirteen days of Halloween, and eagle-eyed readers must find the presents hidden in the illustrations.

  * Halloween night is when a goblin can propose.  A witch brews up a special potion for a shy goblin so he can propose to his sweetheart, and gives him thirteen nights of Halloween.  This book tells the story of the gifts he gives each night.  It is most enjoyable when sung to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas."  My daughter and I took turns singing the lines aloud to our son.  I have to say, it got old for me around the fifth night but I was a trooper and finished the book with her.  The illustrations are really great and detailed.  Readers are challenged to find the presents that the goblin is giving and a tiny wizard mouse on each page.  As much as I wasn't into this that much the kids really enjoyed this book.

*This book was borrowed from the library.  

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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