Green eyes peer out from the dark and watch the scary things of Halloween go by.
If last week was Mary Higgins Clark week, I guess that makes this week Eve Bunting week. This was by accident. I saw the picture book on the Halloween shelf at the library and grabbed it – it’s illustrated by Jan Brett. A no brainer for our family – we love her drawings.
So, criteria number one in a picture book is that the picture book has nice…pictures. And like I just mentioned. This one fits the bill. It’s not as ornate as Jan Brett’s usual fair, as in The Mitten or Hedgie’s Surprise, but they are nicely done and engaging.
When the story begins, we see a parade of scary creatures go by on the page and I was hoping I didn’t pick up the only truly scary picture book out there! But I quickly realized the creatures were the usual Halloween fair. Those fabulous ghosts and ghouls that go knocking door to door, begging home owners for candy.
The prose is good, too. Easy rhymes that roll off the tongue and a pleasure to read aloud. This is the Eve Bunting that I know and am not afraid of! LOL.
What You Need to Know
- Role Models/Authority Figures – This is a fluffy picture book. No morals, no lessons, just pictures and a nice rhyme to read through.
- Violence – Suggestion of scary things for Halloween
- Langage – Nice, easy prose
- Sexual Content – none!
- Consumerism – I hope we aren’t to the point of calling trick or treating consumerism?
- Drinking/Smoking/Drugs – None
- Religion – One kid dressed up as a devil.
- Other –
- Neat stuff –