THE HALLOWEEN SHOWDOWN by Eileen Ross

THE HALLOWEEN SHOWDOWN

Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

When Grizzorka the witch “catnaps” Grandmother Katt’s cat, Tabithia, Grandmother decides to get her cat back, with the help of some creepy, but intrepid pals—Bat, Frog, and Spider, who have their own reasons for retaliation. The witch tries to defeat her enemies by throwing them down a deep hole, locking Tabithia in a cage, and tossing the key to the bottom of the lake. The spider’s spinning skills, the frog’s swimming abilities, and the bat’s radar all play crucial roles in helping Grandmother Katt through her ordeals. Grizzorka retreats in despair and the four friends rejoice with a Halloween bash. This fun tale mentions scary things but won’t frighten children, in part because its cheery, bold colors liven up the deep holes, dark caves, and other spooky scenes. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1999
ISBN: 0-8234-1395-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1999