Buy Used
$4.00
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by -bearbooks-
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: USED book, some wear from reading and creases. Qualifies for PRIME and FREE SHIPPING!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Spooky Hour Hardcover – August 1, 2004


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$9.94 $0.01
Audio, Cassette
"Please retry"
$7.00
100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime

Frequently Bought Together

Spooky Hour + The Runaway Pumpkin
Buy the selected items together
  • The Runaway Pumpkin $6.34

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard (August 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439603730
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439603737
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #345,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2–This rhythmic, storytime counting treat features a frightfully friendly cast of characters on their way to a monsters' bash. "Eleven witches," "Ten funny, floaty ghosts," "Nine skeletons," and so on make their way across a dark forest to a party in a castle, where they all slice into "One gigantic pumpkin pie." Mitton's catchy rhyming couplets correspond nicely with Parker-Rees's floodlit illustrations. Colorful two-page paintings show marching trolls and dancing wizards. On some spreads, two single-page illustrations are paired together, and details in the art cross the book's gutters–a sprig of grass here, the bristles of a broom there–and keep the action flowing smoothly. This book is good, nonthreatening Halloween fun for even the youngest of children.–Catherine Threadgill, Charleston County Public Library, SC
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Winner of the Smarties Silver Medal, Tony Mitton didn't start writing for children until he was around 40 but recalls having a keen interest in poetry and story from an early age. He grew up in North Africa, Germany, Hong Kong, and England. An elementary school teacher for over 25 years, he gave up teaching to concentrate solely on writing. "What I probably most like doing is writing poems and verse. I love tinkering with the words until I've got them just right." Living in Cambridge, England, with his wife and two children, Mitton enjoys giving author performances at school and library events. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in England, Guy Parker-Rees went to York University before going on to found "Art Attack," a mural painting co-operative that runs workshops and play schemes. He then worked as an Arts and Crafts teacher at a Cardiff hospital, working with people with learning difficulties, and eventually setting up an Art Therapy Department for people with mental health problems. Since 1989, Parker-Rees has been a freelance illustrator, working on more than 40 children's books to date. His book, Giraffes Can't Dance, by Giles Andreae, was a Blue Peter Book Award's "Best Book to Read Aloud." Guy Parker-Rees lives in London, England.

More About the Author

Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized and popular children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. The Red and White Spotted Handkerchief is the winner of the 2000 Smarties Prize. His recent collection of poetry, Plum, won the Publishers Weekly 2003 Cuffies Award for Best Book of Poetry. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains. Tony lives in Cambridge, England with his family and his pet cat, Tiggy. Visit his website at www.tonymitton.co.uk

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
11
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 11 customer reviews
Any child would love this Halloween adventure.
Lauren
We have read it so many times that I have half the book memorized.
W. M. G
This is a great story with fantastic illustrations.
Steven R. McEvoy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lauren on September 15, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Witches, ghosts, wizards, and spiders are what make this book come alive. Counting down from twelve ringing bells to one big pumpkin pie, this book will keep the reader entertained through the whole story. In this book, the major characters are a dog and a cat that travel to a castle and meet many spooky creatures on their way. The dog and cat begin on their journey when they see twelve ringing bells that set the spooky, fun, and suspenseful mood of the story. Next, they meet eleven witches, ten friendly ghosts, nine skeletons, and eight spooky owls. The journey continues when the dog and cat see seven spooky-eyed cats, six trolls, five fat spiders, and four wizards. When the dog and cat arrive at the castle, three men in armor meet them at the front gate. Mitch and Titch, the witchy twins, meet them at the front door with one big pumpkin pie. The Halloween party begins, food is served, and games are played. After everyone is partied out, they all go home and go to sleep. This book is very fun and energetic. Any child would love this Halloween adventure.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stacey Willis-center on May 30, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I have 2 sons, now ages 6 & 4, we've had this book for 4 years and for all four years we have read this book at least once EVERY SINGLE DAY! My 4 year old can even recite the book himself without even looking at the pictures. I hate to even admit this, but sometimes we are still reading this close to Thanksgiving (ssshhh please don't tell everyone, but we are all nuts for this book). I Love it, my sons love it, and we are all ecstatic to have tried this one out. I just hope we can find more of these for other holidays or this one might make it to Christmas this year :)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 3, 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 2 year old daughter absolutely loves this book. She has been reading it many times a day for over a month! It's a counting book too, and this one gets her counting better than her other books. I first got it from the library to familiarize her with the spooky stuff she'd start to see at Halloween time, and I didn't want her to be scared. It's an upbeat, friendly book, and now she likes ghosts, witches, and skeletons. I had to buy it because I couldn't renew it anymore!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
The cover of this book immediately grabbed my attention. A dancing skeleton - what could be better for the Halloween Season. But upon starting the book it got even better, for it is also a numbers book, with magical, mythical creatures gathering through the woods, and up to the castle. From Trolls, Wizards and Knights to spiders, skeletons and ghosts, they all gather in groups by their numbers and make their way to a Halloween gathering. This is a great story with fantastic illustrations. Will become a family seasonal favorite I am sure.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
My 3 sons and I have been reading this book every HOLLOWEEN from the time the oldest was in K (now a 5thgrader) I have even taken It TO SCHOOL to READ TO THE CLASS a few years now.
I CHANGE MY VOICE
I make em ryeme I MAKE THE KIDS EYES pop open & make EM HELP ME WITH SOUND EFFECTS.... & STOMP THEIR FEET UNTIL they too are tired at the END of IT like the twins in the STORY ARE!
WHATs not to LOVE!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 3 year old daughter wanted to check this book out from the library almost every week. So I thought it would be a great Halloween present! Starts w/the number twelve and you count down "spooky" characters such as skeletons, spiders, witches, etc. Very cute book! I'd definitely recommend it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?