Here They Come!
By David Hyde Costello
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374330514, 32pp.)
Publication Date: October 2004
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Two young monsters learn the joys of a good scare
Here come some warlocks, here come the ghosts,
Here come the witches, greeting the hosts,
Then it's a scarecrow with corn for the cookout,
Along with an owl who will keep a keen lookout . . .
As seen through the eyes of two excited green youngsters, a steady parade of guests arrives for the annual Halloween party in the woods. Once the festivities are in full swing, and the various creatures are treating one another to some good scary moments, an alarm is called: "Here come the scariest creatures of all!" And in a clever wordless sequence, the monsters scatter to hide from . . . the approaching group of terrifying human children!
In his charming debut as author and illustrator, David Costello captures all the fun of the holiday in his glowing watercolors.
David Costello lives in Belchertown, Massachusetts.
"The rhyming text and too-cute-to-be-scary monsters make this worth a look."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"Costello demonstrates good comic timing and his sympathetic main character exudes holiday excitement." -- Publishers Weekly
"From the delightful cover through the charming rhyming text and enchanting illustrations, readers will be grabbed, teased, and tickled by this appealing tale." -- School Library Journal