Halloween Howls: Holiday Poetry
Lee Bennett Hopkins & Stacey Schuett
HarperCollins, 2005 (2005)
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Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
his is one of
An I Can Read Book
series (level 2,
reading with help
). Lee Bennett Hopkins selected the sweet (and only slightly scary) Halloween poems, while Stacey Schuett supplied spooky seasonal illustrations.
irginia Kroll's '
' sets the mood nicely, followed by poems on preparations - carving pumpkins and picking costumes. Then we head into the darkness with Maria Fleming's '
' to play '
The Best Trick
' - Sandra Gilbert Brug tells us that '
Besides shouting, / "BOO!"
', it's '
wearing a mask, / so neighbors will ask, / "Do we know / YOU?"
arents will especially appreciate Jane Yolen's '
' that lists candy and concludes, '
Four candy apples, / A raisin cluster - / Halloween's a tummy buster.
' But kids will enjoy reading and re-reading all these simple poems as they anticipate the
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