Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trick or Treat on Monster Street by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matt Faulkner

Have you ever wondered what monsters are scared of? Well, if you read Trick or Treat on Monster Street, you'll learn that the best scary costume for monsters is anything that looks like a cute, little kid! The hero in the story accidentally finds Monster Street on Halloween. He hooks up with, can you guess?, MONSTERS! They go trick-or-treating together (the things put into trick-or-treat bags on Monster Street are a little different) and end up at a Halloween Party. There's a traditional costume contest and guess who wins? The best part about the story, written in fun rhyme, is the friendship developed between the hero and the monsters. They realize just how "alike" they are. The second best part is the sweet justice in the turn of events between the hero and his two older brothers who find endless pleasure in scaring him. His new friends help teach his brothers a lesson about just what it feels like to be scared by real monsters! The beautiful, bold, full-spread illustrations add to the total appeal of this great read-aloud Halloween book!

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