Friday, October 5, 2012

Just Say Boo!

Just Say Boo! 
by Susan Hood, ill. by Jed Henry
Harper, 2012, unpag. picture book

Here is a fun rhyming read-aloud just in time for Halloween. A group of children start off on a trick-or-treat adventure around their neighborhood.  On the way they meet all kinds of scary sights and sounds.  The intrepid children know what to do to drive their fears away.  They just say "Boo!" and their fears disappear. Of course, "Boo!" is not the only thing children say on Halloween night.  When they finally get to a neighbor's door, they also say "Trick or Treat!" and of course, "Thank You." Henry illustrates this rollicking and non-scary tribute to Halloween traditions with cartoonish watercolors, done in autumnal yellows and oranges. This is a great choice to read to a young school class or as a Halloween week bed time story.

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