Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805066814, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 28, 2005
A Halloween story with just the right amount of spookiness for preschoolers.
Trick or treat,
line the street.
It's Halloween night! The rising moon lights the way for trick-or-treaters and sets the mood for a spooky celebration where imagination rules.
Award-winning author/artist Denise Fleming turns her talents to every child's favorite holiday.
Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many children’s books, including In the Tall, Tall Grass, Shout! Shout It Out!, and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teacher’s magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.
"[Fleming's] pleasingly spooky visions of peaked roofs, pumpkins and trick-or-treaters convey an expectant atmosphere."
--Publishers Weekly "The simple rhyming text accompanied by eye-catching illustrations makes this a fun read-aloud storytime book for preschoolers."
--Salisbury Post "Fleming truly captures the thrill of trick-or-treating from the child's perspective."
--Tricia Gardella, The Union Democrat