Thursday, September 11, 2008
Boo, Bunny by Kathryn O. Galbraith and Bone Soup by Cambria Evans
Two brand new Halloween books!!! Both fun and enjoyable with great illustrations, but different in text quantity (not quality, though).
Boo, Bunny! is a pre-school level book with just a few words on each page. The "squeaks" and "eeks" and "hop, hop, hop", follow a pair of little bunnies out trick-or-treating. They encounter shadows, rattling bones, a black cat, and a mix of spooky (but harmless) Halloween things as they make their way up to a door to say those magic words: Trick-or-Treat! I appreciate the author having the bunnies remember those other magic words: Thank-you!
Bone Soup is a Halloween version of the old "Stone Soup" tale. In this one, our clever hero is Finnigin. Finnigan wanders the land over, looking for a good meal. No one welcomes him because of his very large eating mouth and very large appetite. Finnigan figures out how to brew up a delicious soup and he does it with the help of all the unsuspecting townspeople, the very same ones who were reluctant to feed him in the first place. He outsmarts them all and everyone enjoys a delicious Halloween feast . . . well, that is if you consider wormy cheese, stewed eyeballs, bat wings, and spider eggs delicious!