BOO! by Leslie Patricelli

BOO!

Age Range: 1 - 3
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Patricelli's tiny tot celebrates Halloween.

The spooky season is nigh, and this little one is ready to celebrate. First the single-haired imp picks out the perfect pumpkin for a jack-o’-lantern. (Daddy uses the knife while the eager narrator scoops out the insides.) Then it's on to the wardrobe department to pick a creepy costume. And finally there’s learning the ins and outs of trick-or-treating. The author mixes comparing-and-contrasting skills development with the highlights of All Hallows' Eve, and the result is a charming read. The bold, rounded illustrations and purple, orange, and green color palette engage the eye and evoke the holiday perfectly. The author smartly crafts her main character to be perfectly androgynous, so readers can see themselves in the costumes as well as sharing the fun and preparing for their own holiday traditions. This will end up in many storytime stacks all year long.

A warm and cuddly celebration of the creepiest holiday. (Board book. 1-3)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-7636-6320-9
Page count: 26pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2016




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