THE REAL-SKIN RUBBER MONSTER MASK by Miriam Cohen
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THE REAL-SKIN RUBBER MONSTER MASK

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Now that he's in second grade, Jim wants to be scary for a change on Halloween. He chooses a truly horrifying mask--only to discover that, in the dark and excitement, he's frightened of his own reflection. As is customary in this popular, reassuring series, his classmates come up with a comforting solution: he'll share Willy's spaghetti-and-meatball costume. Once again Cohen addresses a common childhood fear in a smoothly realistic text that can be easily read by a second grader, with Hoban's cheerful, sympathetic illustrations reinforcing the familiar characterizations. Halloween stories are always welcome; here's a good one.

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 1990
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow