Halloween Ride (A Gregory Green Adventure) Paperback – September 1, 2018
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- "This is a perfect story for children and it will make them imagine, dream, and become adventurous. The illustrations are whimsical and they bring out the spookiness and eeriness of the adventure." - Readers' Favorite (5-Star Review)
- "The excitement of heading out alone for the very first time to go trick or treating comes to life in these pages." - Tonja Drecker, Bookworm for Kids
- "I adore Halloween stories, and this installment of A Gregory Green Adventure series was pure joy for me with its spooky-fun, colorful illustrations featuring Sammy and Gregory and the silly adventure that made me smile to the very last page, which is Sammy's Secret, a bonus in every story. Get this story for you and the kiddos in your life!" - Chrys Fey, author, blogger
- "Excellent job depicting Gregory's emotional state as the story unfolds. It's so important for young readers to learn to handle their own feelings, as well as to recognize and empathize with those feelings in others. Sammy's secret was a fun extra bonus for readers, and the accompanying art gave me a chuckle." - Indie Original Book and Literature Competition Judge (Best Picture Book)
- "Bullying is not fun and, with colorful illustration and interesting characters, the author handles the topic in a simple manner, giving a clear message about how the color of one's skin is not important. It is a perfect book for children starting school or joining a new school midway as it will give them the confidence and courage to stand up to bullies in case they run into them." - Readers' Favorite (5-Star Review)
- "A beautiful story about a bowl of pea soup and a teddy bear with a secret that shows the kids at school bullying is never fun." - Beverly Stowe McClure, award-winning author of A Family for Leona and other stories for children and teens
- "Tutors and educators can use it in classrooms and school libraries for read aloud sessions." - Readers' Favorite (5-Star Review)
- "Doctor Mom is an adorable story that shows how Moms can fix anything--even a torn limb on a beloved teddy bear! Children will enjoy the lovable little bear who needs a stitch or two and his boy who plays dress-up as a doctor." - Wanda Luthman, award-winning author of Little Birdie Grows Up
- "The Missing Alphabet (A Gregory Green Adventure Book 4) by Elaine Kaye is an educational and interactive book and is a good combination of fun, adventure, thinking, and working together. It is interesting to see the kids go all around the school in search of the missing letters. The illustrations are as delightful as the treasure hunt and bring the concept to life for young readers." - Readers' Favorite (5-Star Review)
- "Kaye presents an opportunity for students to be detectives in safe environments. She is careful to weave literacy development in everyday living. This work encourages student engagement and develops leadership skills." - Martha Joseph Watts, Ed. D., Instructor, Author, & Educational Consultant
- "A real Christmas adventure that will delight children and the young-at-heart." - Chrys Fey, Author, Editor
From the Author
Years later the pumpkin-head costumestruck again. This time, my youngest daughter was thevictim. There were many tears and the saddest face you ever saw. I couldn'teven get her to smile when I was putting red lipstick on her. Just imagine thatsmeared work!
Will the pumpkin-head strike again...? Well, in Halloween Ride, Sammy wears a pumpkin costume, inspired by thislegendary outfit. There are no tears, no screams, no flat-out refusal, just a happylittle bear in a pumpkin costume.
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I've never been one to really indulge in specifically Halloween stories, but I really enjoyed this one. Gregory and Teddy go trick or treating, and Teddy is wearing a Pumpkin costume, which has a neat backstory if you follow the author. In any case, while they are out, they encounter a witch and a very cute little adventure. This is my favorite in the series so far.
Gregory and his bear, Sammy, put on their costumes, and with Mom's instructions, head out to trick or treat. But things are spookier than usual on Halloween night. Soon, the shadows reveal surprises and the two wonder if they are as brave as they thought. But when one shadow reveals a broom stick, the magic begins.
While this book belongs to a series of books, each one is a separate story and can easily be read alone.
The excitement of heading out alone for the very first time to go trick or treating comes to life in these pages. Gregory and Sammy, a teddy bear who is more than his stuffing and string, are nervous but mostly excited as they head out into the night. The mother's instructions fit perfectly to the situation—only go to the houses where she can see them from the window. Even though this sounds very safe, the two still find themselves in thick adventures, which shows how wonderful the imagination can be.
It's easy to relate to the two as they meet their own fears, ones many kids share when their imaginations get the better of them. And the twist of magical fun toward the end, adds a wonderful adventure kids can dream of. It's a lovely balance between reality and fantasy.
This book borders between a picture book and something children, who have gotten a better grip on words, can read on their own. The vocabulary is generally kept simple enough for more sure readers to attack, and the length fits perfectly as well. As a picture book, it's great for the slightly older audience (ages five and up) due to the length. But it makes a wonderful read aloud for this age group.
The illustrations are bright and simple but add just the right touch to make the book fun to flip through.
It's an entertaining read, which kids can identify with before heading out on their own trick or treating adventure.
I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed it enough to want to leave my honest thoughts. I'm giving it 4.5 stars and rounding up.
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Halloween Ride by Elaine Kaye.