The skeletons dance
And rattle their bones.
Ghosts join in
With musical moans.
Mice squeak by
And bats swoop down.
The BOOMA beat echoes
All through the town.
Witches and goblins
Make the tombstones Knock.
It's time to dance
To the Rattlebone Rock!
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Born in County Down, Northern Ireland, Sylvia Andrews teaches creative writing to elementary school students in West Palm Beach, FL. This is her first picture book.
Jennifer Plecas has illustrated several books including the ALA Notable book, The Outside Dog written by Charlotte Pomerantz. She lives in Blue Springs, MO.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2?Various imaginary creatures dance through this rhythmic Halloween revel. In a grassy graveyard dotted with skeletal trees, they cavort to a rhymed rap beat. First the tombstones knock, "Booma Boom! Booma Boom!" Then, with each flip of the page, another being joins in: skeletons rattle, "Clacka-clack!"; ghosts moan, "Ooooa-Ooo!"; and so on. When the rhythm of the celebration reaches town, rattling dishes and syncopating clocks, curious townspeople of all races rush to join the fun?"Even the mayor boogied to the beat." Sketchy cartoon drawings animate the pages, adding childlike images and movement. As each new group joins in, the others continue. Finally the hillside is filled with kicking, twirling, leaping people and creatures. The rollicking beat and lively illustrations make this a welcome addition to Halloween collections.?Nancy Seiner, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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