Halloween Hoots and Howls (Paperback)

By Joan Horton, JoAnn Adinolfi (Illustrator)

Square Fish, 9780312380168, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 19, 2008



A Frankenstein who shops at the grocery store. A ghost who’s afraid of ghosts. A witch with a turbo broomstick. These are just a few of the quirky ghouls and goblins children will meet in this playful picture book brimming with holiday cheer.
     Joan Horton’s silly, spooky poems and JoAnn Adinolfi’s whimsical illustrations capture the spirit and excitement trick-or-treaters expect on Halloween. So this year, give a giggle and a shiver for Halloween Hoots and Howls!

About the Author

Joan Horton has always loved black cats, scary stories, and trick-or-treating. Each Halloween a grinning jack-o'-lantern lights a path to her kitchen door for the neighborhood ghosts and goblins. She is the author of several books for children including "Hippopotamus Stew and Other Silly Animal Poems," and lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut. JoAnn Adinolfi is also a fan of Halloween. Working on this book enabled her to draw some of her favorite subjects--monsters. Ms. Adinolfi has illustrated many books for children, including "Hippopotamus Stew and Other Silly Animal Poems" and "The Perfect Thanksgiving," available from Square Fish. She lives in Oakland, California, with family.

Praise For Halloween Hoots and Howls

“Zesty, candy-corny poems . . . The mixed-media cartoons . . . anticipate but never upstage the inventive punch lines.”—Publishers Weekly

“A deliciously silly collection of Halloween poems, rhymes, and jokes. . . . A festive addition to any collection serving young trick-or-treaters.”—School Library Journal “Sassy and chantable.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “Spooky and funny.”—Booklist