If you’re scouting for a nice Halloween treat for your little witch, ladybug, ghost, or cowboy, I found all of the following new picture books to be very impressive:
by Michael Rex
Reading level: Ages 3-6
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (August 14, 2008)
Synopsis: Goodnight monsters everywhere, in this parody romp with its own special twist!
“Goodnight tomb. Goodnight goon. Goodnight Martians taking over the moon.”
It’s bedtime in the cold gray tomb with a black lagoon, and two slimy claws, and a couple of jaws, and a skull and a shoe and a pot full of goo. But as a little werewolf settles down, in comes the Goon determined at all costs to run amok and not let any monster have his rest.
A beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send up in this utterly monsterized parody; energetic art and a hilarious text will have kids begging to read this again and again.