Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the decorations, the pumpkins, the stories. There are some great children’s books out there about Halloween. How Spider Saved Halloween, The Dorrie Books, and this book – Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting.
I peer outside, there’s something there
That makes me shiver, spikes my hair.
It must be Halloween.
A ghost goes triling, drifting by
With sunken mouth and sunken eye
Ghosts rise on Halloween.
Little ones, stay safe inside!
It’s best to stay at home and hide
on hallowed Halloween.
A vampire and a werewolf prowl
One growls a growl, one howls a howl
In praise of Halloween.
Two witches, grinning witchy grins
Have pointy hats and pointy chins
They’re here for Halloween
Who is hiding under the porch, afraid of the ghosts and witches? Who’s spooky eyes are those? We have to wait for the monsters to go away and then …
It’s quiet now, the monster’s gone,
The streets are ours until the dawn.
We’re out, we prowlers of the night
Who snap and snarl and claw and bite.
Now they’re not so scary! Especially the little black one …
as a matter of fact, he reminds me of one of my favorite felines
Eve Bunting’s words and Jan Brett’s illustrations are a wonderful combination. I would love for Jan Brett to make me this costume – look at all the details!