A raucous Halloween celebration combines entertaining verse and humorous pictures while following the story of an annual bash in which cavorting ghosts, wailing banshees, dancing cats, and other creatures join in the fun.
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Born in County Down, Northern Ireland, Sylvia Andrews teaches creative writing to elementary school students in West Palm Beach, FL. This is her first picture book.
Jennifer Plecas has illustrated several books including the ALA Notable book, The Outside Dog written by Charlotte Pomerantz. She lives in Blue Springs, MO.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2?Various imaginary creatures dance through this rhythmic Halloween revel. In a grassy graveyard dotted with skeletal trees, they cavort to a rhymed rap beat. First the tombstones knock, "Booma Boom! Booma Boom!" Then, with each flip of the page, another being joins in: skeletons rattle, "Clacka-clack!"; ghosts moan, "Ooooa-Ooo!"; and so on. When the rhythm of the celebration reaches town, rattling dishes and syncopating clocks, curious townspeople of all races rush to join the fun?"Even the mayor boogied to the beat." Sketchy cartoon drawings animate the pages, adding childlike images and movement. As each new group joins in, the others continue. Finally the hillside is filled with kicking, twirling, leaping people and creatures. The rollicking beat and lively illustrations make this a welcome addition to Halloween collections.?Nancy Seiner, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060234520