We'll begin with Mouse's First Halloween, written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Buket Erdogan. This picture book, told in catchy rhymes, follows a timid mouse who hears spooky sounds, such as flutters and skitters, which turn out to be leaves falling, animals playing, and jack-o-lanterns glimmering. Mouse decides these noises are:
"Scampering kittens, that's all. Not so scary after all."
Froggy's Halloween, written by Jonathan London and illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, shows Froggy's comic attempts to decide which costume to wear on Halloween. Here's everyone's favorite line from the book:
"Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat. But if you don't, I don't care. I'll......."(You'll have to get a kindergartner to finish this quote!)
And don't forget about Big Pumpkin, written by Erica Silverman and illustrated by S.D. Schindler. Find out if anyone will be able to help an old witch harvest her giant pumpkin.
The Youth Services staff wishes you laughter and happiness as you and your friends and family enjoy this special holiday.
posted by jtb