Saturday, October 02, 2010

Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting

illustrated by Jan Brett

Four pairs of eyes stare from the blackness to watch fearsome creatures trick-or-treat.

I thought I'd start off the weekend with one of my favorite Halloween books from childhood. Scary, Scary Halloween is a book that I used to read with my dad every year. It is written in verse, with one page per spread, and the illustrations are beautiful with just the right amount of creepiness for young readers. I remember being captivated by the first page, which features two eyes peering out of the darkness and the line, "I peer outside, there's something there / That makes me shiver, spikes my hair / It must be Halloween." This is a great book for parents who want to introduce their young children to the concept of Halloween.

What are your favorite Halloween books?

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