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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 590L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416935754
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416935759
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #838,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2 YEE-HA-LLOWEEN! is the battle cry of the Halloween Kid, who rides his stick horse into suburban anytown USA and rids the place of all manner of Halloween-hatin' varmints. Text written in cowboy lingo enhances the rootin' tootin' fun as the Halloween Kid lassos toilet-paper mummies, leaf-pile ghosts, and the Giant Miami Werewolf. When the Kid meets his match in the greedy Goodie Goblins, the local children rescue him for a change, bringing the tale to a sweet and satisfying conclusion. This rollicking story projects a delightfully retro style and sensibility, aided by black, white, and orange brush-and-ink illustrations reminiscent of cartoons from the Eisenhower era. A treat for storytime as well as for independent reading and a must for Halloween picture-book collections. Amy Rowland, Shelter Rock Elementary School, Manhasset, NY
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From Booklist

When tricks interfere with treats on a suburban street, it’s up to the Halloween Kid to save the night. With his trusty stick horse, mysterious Lone Ranger mask, and contagious catchphrase, “Yee-Ha-lloween!” he is able to foil TP-crazy mummies, pumpkin-sucking vampires, and tropical werewolves. Then some Goodie Goblins come to town and threaten the very existence of the holiday. It’s the Kid himself who needs saving, and the neighborhood teams up to do just that, proving that even heroes can use some help now and then. The orange, yellow, and black digitally-enhanced art sets the 1950s-flavored scene, and the cowboy lingo adds even more fun in its celebration of “good ol’-fashioned dressin’ up and gettin’ some sweet eats.” This western-themed romp is a sure winner for sharing aloud at Halloween. Preschool-Grade 2. --Andrew Medlar

More About the Author

Very little is known about author/illustrator Rhode Montijo (believed to be pronounced Roe-dee Mone-tee-hoe). His children's books have delighted children and sardines for many years. Some of his creations include CLOUD BOY (about a lonely cloud boy who creates the shapes in the clouds that we see), THE HALLOWEEN KID (about a mysterious masked cowboy kid who defends Halloween) and most recently, THE GUMAZING GUM GIRL (about a gum-obsessed girl who accidently becomes a sticky superhero). He has illustrated many other books. It is believed that Rhode Montijo is also some sort of an inventor and has created a dream-helmet that allows him to draw his dreams!

Visit The Fantasmical World of Rhode Montijo at rhodemontijo.com for less answers and more questions!

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The limited color palette keeps it all charming and gives it a classic children's book feel.
M. Glynn
If you have kids, nieces, newphews, grandchildren, or just love children and Halloween, I highly recomend this children's Halloween book by Rhode Montijo.
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The overall story of THE HALLOWEEN KID is enjoyable and it has a good message about standing up and doing the right thing even when you're afraid.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sarahdn on November 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
My two boys (5 & 2) LOVE this book! They make me read it every day. More than once. It's been 6 weeks now and they are not letting up. They love to yell YE-HA-LLOWEEN! They are definitely getting stick ponies for Christmas.

P.S. People who complain about the grammar are tools. It's supposed to have an old-timey feel. Duh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Glynn on September 22, 2012
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I was so thrilled when this arrived and I read through it! I couldn't wait to share it with the kids. The old-western lingo is terrific fun, the tempo is good, (I wish there were a few more details. But the kids get all the info they need from the illustrations and can fill in the rest with their imaginations) The illustrations are wonderful, So much better than I expected! The limited color palette keeps it all charming and gives it a classic children's book feel.

As for the writing style,think: cowboy narrator; sittin' round the campfire; tellin' tales as you're a readin' it to yer young-uns. That's the feel of this story. If you read it with an accent, they will recognize that you are playing a character, entertaining them, and not demonstrating how you wish them to speak in school.

I've looked for good Halloween books for years and this is definitely one of the best I've found. Other Halloween favorites at our house are: "Ghosts in the House" By K. Kohara, "Five Little Pumpkins" (pick your favorite illustrator), and "Room on the Broom" By J. Donaldson for three and up; and for longer attention spans (4-5 and up)- "The little Old Lady Who was Not Afraid of Anything" by L. Williams and "Too Many Pumpkins" by L. White.
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By Christatrudeau on September 29, 2013
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A seriously cute book. My 5 year old loved it. A clever little story, with a great "hero", & bad guys to boot.
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By SMFC on January 23, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is my son's favorite book, especially when I use different voices for the characters. It is written in a way to emphasize a western accent and vocabulary. It is great for entertaining but not the book I would choose for improving english proficiency.
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Format: Hardcover
As THE HALLOWEEN KID says, Halloween is a time for dressing up and getting sweet eats. However, sometimes there's trouble and when there is, that's when the Halloween Kid appears. The Kid wears a cowboy hat and mask, carries a lasso, and rides a magical stick horse. He's wrestled pumpkin-sucking vampires, captured leaf-pile ghosts, and trapped the Giant Miami Werewolf. Halloween goes on without any problem for years until the Goodie Goblins show up. Pranks are played, candy is stolen, and pumpkins are smashed. Some people stop handing out candy and others keep their youngsters inside. There's even talk in the village of canceling Halloween altogether. But then, the Halloween Kid appears and tracks the Goodie Goblins to their secret cave. He plans to round them up, but ends up getting captured himself. It's up to his trusty steed and the children of the village to rescue the kid, chase off the goblins, and make sure Halloween isn't canceled.

The overall story of THE HALLOWEEN KID is enjoyable and it has a good message about standing up and doing the right thing even when you're afraid. However, what I liked most about the book is the writing style and the illustrations. The book is written and illustrated by the same person, which is somewhat unusually in children's books. My parents grew up watching Westerns on tv and at the movies and as a result, I grew up watching many of those shows through tapes and on cable. There is a particular style to a Western and ones from that era or even more distinct. THE HALLOWEEN KID perfectly captures the distinct mood, style, and tone of the old-time Westerns. Not only that, but all of the illustrations are drawn in mostly shades of orange and black with a hint of brown and a few tints of yellow. Overall, it makes for a very memorable and enjoyable Halloween children's book. So, sit back, relax and travel back to those days of yesteryear with THE HALLOWEEN KID.
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