"The counting practice adds a pedagogical veneer, but it's the lively art, plus Prelutsky's rare way with language and rhyme that will bring children back to the party. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Asbury illustrates a vintage bit of early Prelutsky, first published in Witch Poems (1976), with sketchy party scenes featuring plenty of pointy hats, black shadows, green skin, and flashes of jack-o'-lantern orange.
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