From School Library Journal
Grade 1–3—Various items pertaining to Halloween are introduced. A brief poem describes each word while a more detailed description provides historical facts and other information. Fun tidbits include related riddles, game and costume suggestions, and recipes for scary treats. The illustrations on every page are done in a medley of shades ranging from bright green to deep purple. Younger children should enjoy learning the alphabet by relating the letters to things associated with Halloween while older kids should find the amusing facts informative as well as entertaining.—Donna Atmur, Los Angeles Public Library
About the Author
Denise Brennan-Nelson s boundless energy and enthusiasm come from her days as a motivational speaker. Since the publication of her first children s picture book, Buzzy the bumblebee in 1999, Denise has taken that enthusiasm into schools and inspired thousands of children to bee-lieve in themselves. She is also the author of My Teacher Likes to Say and My Momma Likes to Say, two humorous books that examine the many idioms and clichés teachers and mothers use; and Penny: The Forgotten Coin, which traces one penny's journey through history. Denise lives in Howell, Michigan, with husband Bob and their two daughters, Rebecca and Rachel.
Born in Hong Kong, Donald Wu grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He studied illustration at the California College of the Arts. Donald's current focus is in children's book illustration, but he also has experience with portraiture and editorial artwork. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.