Grandmas Trick-Or-Treat (I Can Read Books)

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Pip and her friends are excited to go trick-or-treating, but her grandmas could spoil Halloween! Grandma Sal loves to dress up and insists on playing tricks. Grandma Nan, on the other hand, refuses to wear a costume and insists on good manners. While the grandmas argue, Pip and her friends decide to play their own trick -- and run straight into some scary surprises that make this a Halloween they will never forget.

First introduced in The Grandma Mix-Up, Pip and her grandmas return for a fourth book to add suspense and excitement to one of beginning readers' favorite holidays-- Halloween.

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Distinguished author and illustrator Emily Arnold McCully has won many of children's books highest honors, including the Christopher Medal and the National Book Award, as well as the Caldecott Medal, which she received in 1993 for Mirette on the High Wire.

She is also the creator of the popular I Can Rad Books about Pip and her Grandmas Sal and Nan: The Grandma Mix-Up, Grandmas at the Lake, Grandmas at Bat, and Grandmas Trick-Or-Treat.

Ms. McCully divides her time between New York City and Chatham, New York.

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Gr. 1-2, younger for reading aloud. Halloween brings out the worst and the best in the characters from McCully's Grandmas at the Lake (1990) in this simple chapter book in the An I Can Read series. "Be polite," says bossy Grandma Nan. "Be scary," says Grandma Sal. But neither is any good when it comes to trick-or-treating. The children wish both grandmas would go away--until the local bullies try to steal the kids' treats and the monster grandmas show who's boss. McCully's detailed line-and-watercolor illustrations on every page extend the fun with sly affection. Skinny Grandma Nan insists she's not wearing a costume, but in her miniskirt and cowboy boots, she's nearly as outlandish as chubby Grandma Sal, who's bandaged as a mummy. In a wonderful climactic double-page spread, the warm fall colors give way to creepy blues and blacks as the fanged grandma monsters rout the bullies. Then grandmas and kids share the treats. This is a book to enjoy across generations--for the holiday farce and for the adult characters who act like kids. Hazel Rochman
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