on October 6, 2012
This is my favorite of the three Halloween children's books I received from Harper Collins for review, and I think it was actually meant for a younger audience than the other two. Being the whacky, fun-loving person that I am, I highly enjoyed this book. Susan Hood presents us with various situations to say "Boo!" and other Halloween-related words in a fun and highly entertaining way that parents and their young children will enjoy reading together. Because we come to expect the word "Boo," I had even more fun when a different word came up, and I'm sure that young children will find it as entertaining as I did. If you only read one out of all three of these books, let it be this one. I love it, and my friend recommends it too. It is so much fun!
Just Say Boo is a must have for any story time collection! Be warned though, it is sure to result in a loud and boisterous time for all involved. Well written, with a repeating refrain that just demands high energy audience participation, Just Say Boo is the perfect Halloween read for any group of preschoolers. It touches on all the scary aspects of Halloween without getting too scary, and even manages to deliver a short lesson on trick or treat manners. It empowers children, giving them control of things that might scare them by just reminding them that all they have to do is say Boo! Charming illustrations only add to what is a note perfect Halloween read aloud.
on November 7, 2012
Not only is this a fun read-aloud, but it also gets the younger set reading and participating as well. It's win/win fun for both parent/child and teacher/student. I heard the author read this at a library and the kids were so excited to be able to yell out "Boo" when they knew it was their turn. To keep their attention, there is at least one instance where the word isn't Boo, but rhymes with Boo.
I bought copies for both my children's elementary school teachers and I know they'll get pulled out and read year after year.
on October 8, 2012
Just Say Boo! was a very cute story. I loved the messsage, which was "Halloween Etiquette" such as when to say "Trick or Treat" or "Boo!" and to say "Thank You". The illustrations were gorgeous, funny, and sweet. This is a story that my 4-year old has asked to read multiple times and she really has fun with it.