Thursday, October 29, 2009

Love to Read Halloween!

I thought it was appropriate to tell you this week about some of our favorite Halloween stories we have been reading. There is still time to get to your library and check out these fun stories before this weekend.

The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. MY little girl loved this story and we have read it several times. About a girl who finds a lumpy little pumpkin that she thinks is perfect for her jack-o-lantern. Although no one else thinks so she is able to transform it into a beautiful jack-o-lantern with the help of her forest friends!

The Spider and the Fly by Tony DiTerlizzi is not exactly a Halloween story but since it is done entirely in black and white with ghosts it certainly is an interesting tale. It is a great segway into talking about not trusting strangers and is a bit creepy. I enjoyed this one myself!

What is Halloween without the classic tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hallow, we decided to read the tale from the Walt Disney American Classics series. This one has lots of big illustrations and simplifies the story for younger readers. We live very close to Sleepy Hallow and that made it all the more fun to read this classic story and talk about the town.

I hope everyone has a fun, safe and happy Halloween!

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