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MINERVA LOUISE ON HALLOWEEN by Janet Morgan Stoeke

MINERVA LOUISE ON HALLOWEEN

By Janet Morgan Stoeke (Author) , Janet Morgan Stoeke (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 5

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-525-42149-8
Publisher: Dutton

That daffy chicken is back, here viewing Halloween in her inimitably self-referential way. “Oh, hello!” she says to a front-porch scarecrow as she looks at decoration cobwebs, “Did you put up the new curtains?” What she loves most of all, of course, is the very sweet corn the farmer is handing out to everyone who rings the bell. There’s no question that Stoeke’s got her formula down pat: Bright, clean panels depict the reality Minerva Louise observes while her obtuse narration thereof runs underneath. In a nod to the times, the author adds a Harry Potter to the princesses, ghosts and witches who visit the house. Hardly revolutionary, either within her own oeuvre or that of the Halloween book, but kids will like it nevertheless. (Picture book. 3-5)