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Trick-or-Treat: A Happy Haunter's Halloween by [Debbie Leppanen, Tad Carpenter]

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"Leppanen and Carpenter's book is vividly colored and only sort-of-scary in a way that will seem familiar from TV cartoons and "Monsters Inc.": grinning acid-green witches fly through purple skies; skeletons play Ping-Pong; and a mummy-mommy, wrapped in grave cloths, packs spider eggs for her mummy-son's school lunch.... "Trick-or-Treat" is fun to read aloud but accessible and appropriate for the youngest readers in the family; spooky enough to whet their appetites for the eve, but not so frightening they'll hide in the closet when the doorbell starts ringing." *, October 9, 2013 * "This collection of fifteen original Halloween-themed poems offers a playful variety of rhyming verses that mix longer descriptive pieces in with limericks and lists; the resulting collection is both entertaining and chock-full of crowd appeal. Humor abounds...and the fear factor never reaches beyond playfully spooky, making it a great selection for the younger set..... Carpenter's high-contrast digital compositions are...amusingly imbued with a retro graphic feel; most spreads are day-glo bright, with a multicultural cast of human/monsterly figures shining out against a dark purple nighttime." * The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, September 2013 * "These Halloween-y poems told from shifting perspectives-the scared trick-or-treating youngsters' and the creepy monsters'-are great for both the expert cadence (they sound smashing aloud) and also the balance of tone. Some are mildly chilling.... Others are humorous.... The digital illustrations embody this mix, too: children wide-eyed with fear are greeted by benign-looking creatures just having a good time. A fun-filled, jaunty Halloween treat." * Horn Book Magazine, September-October 2013 * "Fifteen short and often silly poems introduce Halloween monsters and spooks that ham it up.... A gently ghoulish collection of Halloween poems to provoke both giggles and chills." * Publishers Weekly, July 22, 2013 * "Leppanen can sling around Halloween iconography with the best of them.... Carpenter's angular digital art has a Molly Bang-style boldness and uses bright primary colors to contrast the various ghoulies against (mostly) dark and brooding backgrounds. The ominous undertones of some of the poems are lightened by the art's humorous details. Got an event involving a huddle of nervously giggling kids and a flashlight beneath the reader's chin? Here's your book." * Booklist, August 1, 2013 * "Leppanen's collection of 15 poems-some clever, some funny, some creepy...should get kids in a Halloween frame of mind.... [Carpenter's] cartoon characters comically display the slight frights they experience." * Kirkus Reviews, July 17, 2013 * "Fifteen spooky poems, each with its own spread, celebrate Halloween as youngsters in costume share the night with a variety of ghosts, goblins, and unknown fiends. Bright neon colors contrast smartly with dark, brooding backgrounds.... This collection of funny-scary verses is sure to delight even the faint of heart." * School Library Journal, July 2013 * --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Debbie Lepannen is an award-winning author of children's poetry. She lives with her family in Duxbury, Massachusetts. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B009NHRDG0
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Beach Lane Books (6 August 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6621 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
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