A Halloween counting book unlike any other
In the Halloween house,
in a dark, dingy den,
a papa werewolf crouched
with his little ones ten
Little do two excaped convicts seeking refuge know that they're about to encounter these werewolves and nine other creepy creatures, all ready for their Halloween haunt. The night is long, and the crack of dawn finds the lawbreakers making a beeline for the safety of their cell. Erica Silverman's spooks might upset Jon Agee's cons, but they're sure to enchant all young Halloween lovers. The sparkling verse is matched by pictures that are an irresistible comnination of skill and wit.
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If you were an escaped convict, where would you choose to hide from the law? Be warned, The Halloween House is not a good choice. This delightful, rhyming counting book gleefully guides children from one nocturnal creature family to another, starting with a litter of ten werewolves. "In the Halloween house,/in a dark, dingy den .../a papa werewolf crouched/with his little ones, ten./'Howl,' said the papa./'We howl,' said the ten./So they howled through the night/in the dark, dingy den."
This eerily mesmerizing rhyme scheme repeats throughout the book as nine vampires rise, eight worms squirm, seven bats swoop, six ghosts boo, five monsters chase, four skeletons dance, three spiders swing, two cats pounce, and one witch flies. As the book ends, all the creatures vanish--except, of course, for the two escaped convicts, who end up finding a much safer hiding place.
Jon Agee, illustrator of Dmitri the Astronaut, delights young readers again with his artfully cartoonish paintings; this time his paintings show the dilapidated, spooky, but oddly festive Halloween house and its lively inhabitants. With a rhyme scheme that remotely echoes Madeline, a counting pattern that mirrors "Ten Little Indians," and a song-like structure reminiscent of The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Halloween House may become a classic in its own right. (Great read-aloud and picture book for ages 3 and older)About the Author:
Erica Silverman is the author of the beloved Halloween story Big Pumpkin (illustrated by S. D. Schindler) and other picture books. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Jon Agee is the author and illustrator of many books, most recently Sit on a Potato Pan, Otis!, his third collection of palindromes. He lives in New York City.
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Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0374428719
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110374428719
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Jon Agee (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0374428719
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0374428719 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1927078