On a Windy Night

On a Windy Night Cover

On a Windy Night

By Nancy Raines Day; George Bates (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810939004, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

On a windy Halloween night, as a little boy makes his way home after trick-or-treating, he hears a voice: Cracklety-clack, bones in a sack. They could be yours if you look back. As his heart flip-flops with fear, the boy dashes through woods and fields that seem full of haunting shapes owls, ghosts, skeletons, and more. The detailed illustrations are packed with visual tricks for children to discover. Are those skeletons or cornstalks? Ghostly hands or tree branches? The playful tone of the text makes this a perfect, not-too-scary read-aloud, with an enjoyable surprise ending.

About the Author
Nancy Raines Day loves sharing the wonders of the natural world with children through her picture books, which include "Way Down Below Deep" and "Piecing Earth and Sky Together". She lives on St. Simons Island in Georgia. Visit her at NancyRainesDay.com.