Vera's Halloween

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9780805081442: Vera's Halloween

Vera is finally big enough to go trick-or-treating after dark, and this year she is dressed as a mummy! When one of her tissue bandages unravels, she stops to fix it only to discover that her family accidentally left her behind. As Vera searches for them, it starts to rain. How will she keep her bandages from falling apart? How will she find her way home?

Getting separated from loved ones can be a scary experience for children. In her reassuring way, Vera Rosenberry evokes the atmosphere of a spooky yet magical Halloween, and the comfort that comes when reuniting with loved ones.

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VERA ROSENBERRY is the author and illustrator of seven other books about spunky Vera. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, England.

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Kindergarten-Grade 2—In this eighth book in the series, Vera goes trick-or-treating with her older sisters. She is dressed as a mummy, bedecked in toilet paper with a couple of red splotches added. Mom suggests a winter coat, but mummies don't wear snowsuits. The streets are full of trick-or-treaters, with grown-ups in costume as well as kids. Vera's bandages start to unravel, and while she's trying to fix them, she loses sight of her family. And then it starts to rain. It's bad enough that her costume disintegrates, but then her bag full of candy gets wet and the bottom falls out. The rain turns to sleet and then to snow, and she's lost and cold. Vera sees a house with many pumpkins in the windows and ventures to the door. A school friend lives there and Anand's father takes her into the house. Parents are called and all is well. The watercolor illustrations are quite detailed. As always, Vera is a feisty little girl whose adventures end happily. Fans will appreciate this Halloween episode.—Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI
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