WHAT AM I?  HALLOWEEN by Anne Margaret Lewis

WHAT AM I? HALLOWEEN

From the "My Look-and-See Holiday Books" series
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 2 - 4

KIRKUS REVIEW

When looking for a simple yet entertaining introduction to Halloween for the very youngest readers, search no further.

Lewis provides descriptive clues such as, “I can float through the air, and I like to shout, BOO!” on the left-hand page. Then, in a larger font on the right-hand page, she voices the refrain, “What am I? What could I be?” Mills reveals enough of the creature in question to ensure a successful guess as young ones open the sturdy fold to see the child-friendly image and confirm their answers: “I am a spooky ghost on Halloween. That’s me!” A friendly witch, pumpkin to carve, funny bat, silly scarecrow, hooting owl, happy monster, black cat, dancing skeleton, busy spider and trick-or-treater are all included in this easy interactive guessing game. More adventuresome readers may find the pictures pedestrian or a bit saccharine, but this nonthreatening approach will surely satisfy those who wish to avoid the scary or creepy Halloween offerings that abound.

A solid introduction for toddlers. (Picture book. 2-4)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8075-8959-5
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Whitman
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2011




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