Author: Eric James
Illustrator: Marina Le Ray
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: August 1, 2014
The perfect gift for every child or kid-at-heart who also loves celebrating the most eerie and thrilling night of the year, the Halloween Scare regional series offers a jaunty tale with a humorous bent—sure to ward off any creature who goes bump in the night in cities and states across the country!
Now with 78 titles highlighting different cities, states, and regions in the U.S. and Canada, each book in the Halloween Scare series features art and text created especially for a specific state or city. Fun Halloween creatures and critters haunt your favorite landmarks, including famous sites like the Statue of Liberty in New York, California’s Hollywood sign, the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan, Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp, Churchill Downs in Kentucky, the San Jacinto Monument in Texas and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina.
With its bouncing rhyme, colorful illustrations, and funny story, the Halloween Scare series is a delightful Halloween adventure for everyone who loves a silly, spooky tale. It’s perfect for younger readers who can explore their state or city and little learn more about the places and landmarks that make their homes unique.
Prepare, if you dare, for a Halloween scare,
A night of pure terror to whiten your hair.
A tale full of sights that are best left unseen. You ready? You sure?
This was my Halloween.
I absolutely LOVE this book! It is incredibly fun to read, especially out loud. I find this one really easy to get into while reading. I think this is especially important for storytime with littles. It helps to pull them in and to keep their attention if the reader can really be into the story.
The version I read was the generic Halloween Scare version, but I don't think that there will be much of a difference between the one I read and a state specific one. I think some of the illustrations might be a little different, but that is it. If wording ends up different, I think it will be very minimal.
Not only is the story fun, but the illustrations are too. I found them to be colorful and very engaging. They are definitely able to keep the attention of your littles.
This review is based on a copy provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review
About the Author and Illustrator
Eric James is a children’s book author, word tickler, and champion asparagus thrower. You can find him online at www.ericjames.co.uk. He lives in Bath, England, with his family.
Marina Le Ray has had success both as a children’s book illustrator as well as a greeting card designer. She lives and works in Nantes, France.