From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K—A Halloween-themed counting book inspired by "Over in the Meadow." Mummies, owls, bats, and more help readers count to 13. "Over in the hollow,/wrapped in old sheets and glue,/live an old, moldy mummy/and his little mummies two./'LURCH!' moans the mummy./'WE LURCH!' moan the two./And they lurch into the mist,/wrapped in old sheets and glue." The rhyme and rhythm flow well, making this a good choice for reading aloud. The mixed-media illustrations have a retro cartoon feel and are spooky, but not scary—just like the text. The large pictures make it easy to count along, and kids will enjoy the funny details. This should be a hit at Halloween storytimes.—Laura Stanfield, Campbell County Public Library, Ft. Thomas, KY
LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION
This is an enjoyable, but not scary addition to a Halloween collection.
SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE
"Author Rebecca Dickinson clearly had fun giving the classic children's song Over in the Meadow a Halloween makeover, while S. Britt's illustrations burst with wild action and color."
"...enough ghoulish creatures to satisfy even the most diehard Halloween fans."