Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Skeleton for Dinner

Skeleton for Dinner
by Margery Cuyler; illustrated by Will Terry
Albert Whitman, 2013.  Unpaged.  Picture Book

      Not too long ago, just around this time of year, Big Witch and Little Witch made a Halloween stew from "shark finds and snake skins, spider silk and centaur's milk, catfish whiskers and banshee blisters."  It was so good they wanted to share so they made a list of friends they wanted to invited to dinner.  When Skeleton saw the list, posted on a tree, he thought he and his friends were going to be dinner, so he ran to tell Ghost and Ghoul that they were on the menu and they all hid in a tall, tall tree. Big Witch and Little Witch are so disappointed that no one is home to invite over that Little Witch begins to cry. Crow figures out what's going on and saves the day by explaining and then bringing everyone to the feast which is so yummy that Skeleton wishes he "had a tummy."  Great fun for the little ones on Halloween.

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