From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K–A child dressed in a costume and mask is handing out treats at his front door. With each page turn, the door, which is a flap, opens to reveal a new monster, including a ghost, a witch, and a mummy, none of whom are frightening. The singsong, rhyming text is playful and works well with the illustrations. In a surprise twist, three adorable characters–a bunny, a kitten, and a fairy–appear at the door, and the frightened boy jumps into his dads arms. For the first time, readers see his full face unmasked and realize that he is a tiny werewolf-vampire, as is his father. A simple and fun holiday entry.–JoAnn Jonas, Chula Vista Public Library, San Diego, CA
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About the Author
Marion Dane Bauer
is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor
and the New York Times
bestseller My Mother Is Mine
. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmother's Song,
and Thank You for Me!
She has recently retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at mariondanebauer.com.