Thursday, October 25, 2012
Children's Book Review: It's Halloween
Written by: Jack Prelutsky
Pictures by: Marylin Hafner
Published by: Mulberry Books, 1977
Thirteen poems to spice up the holiday that ghouls and ghosts love most. "Prelutsky's Nightmares tamed for beginning readers. They're catchy at the most rudimentary level."--Kirkus Reviews.
* Wow! This book was first published before I was born! Definitely an oldie! This book caught my eye because Prelutsky is a well-known children's poet. We are a fan of his Scranimals and my daughter has read his poetry collections A Pizza the Size of the Sun and The New Kid on the Block. This book was a cute collection of Halloween-themed poetry. He writes about everything from "Bobbing for Apples" to a "Haunted House" and a "Skeleton Parade." The illustrations have a classic, older look to them.
*This book was borrowed from the library.
Family Rating: 2 thumbs up!