So yes, it's a bit early for Halloween books, but not when they're FREE!! Plus, getting a head start on some great titles for the Halloween season is never a bad idea, especially for you librarians out there. I really enjoyed this one and the publisher is offering FIVE copies for five of you to have all to yourselves. Details below.
J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet is written by Denise Brennan-Nelson and illustrated by Donald Wu and is part of the lovely Alphabet series that is put out by Sleeping Bear Press. I've chatted up these books many times before, I truly do enjoy them and feel they're fantastic choices for libraries.
Though this particular one focuses on the Halloween/Fall season, with costumes, spooky ghosts, pumpkins, and haunted houses, it follows the same format as the other books, with each page centering on a letter of the alphabet, simple for small children, with the sidebars containing facts for the older kiddos.
For example, the letter "F" is for Frankenstein. The reader gets a short rhyme for the littler ones: "Frankenstein is famous, frightening, freaky too. Create a monster of your own and see what he can do." And the sidebar is filled with info on Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, as well as the inspiration of the movie.
Very cool books!! To enter to win one of your own, leave a comment on this post by Monday night at 11:59pm. U.S. entrants only please.
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